dispute

[dih-spyoot]
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verb (used without object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
  1. to engage in argument or debate.
  2. to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.
verb (used with object), dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing.
  1. to argue or debate about; discuss.
  2. to argue against; call in question: to dispute a proposal.
  3. to quarrel or fight about; contest.
  4. to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
noun
  1. a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
  2. a wrangling argument; quarrel.

Origin of dispute

1275–1325; Middle English (< Anglo-French, Old French desputer) < Latin disputāre to argue a point, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + putāre to reckon, consider; see putative
Related formsdis·pute·less, adjectivedis·put·er, nounpre·dis·pute, noun, verb, pre·dis·put·ed, pre·dis·put·ing.re·dis·pute, verb, re·dis·put·ed, re·dis·put·ing.un·dis·put·ed, adjectiveun·dis·put·ed·ly, adverbun·dis·put·ing, adjectivewell-dis·put·ed, adjective
Can be confuseddispute refute

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8. See argument.
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undisputed

adjective
  1. not challenged or questioned; acceptedof undisputed importance

dispute

verb (dɪˈspjuːt)
  1. to argue, debate, or quarrel about (something)
  2. (tr; may take a clause as object) to doubt the validity, etc, of
  3. (tr) to seek to win; contest for
  4. (tr) to struggle against; resist
noun (dɪˈspjuːt, ˈdɪspjuːt)
  1. an argument or quarrel
Derived Formsdisputer, noun

Word Origin for dispute

C13: from Late Latin disputāre to contend verbally, from Latin: to discuss, from dis- 1 + putāre to think
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Word Origin and History for undisputed
adj.

1560s, "not argued with," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of dispute (v.). Meaning "not called into question" is attested from 1620s.

dispute

v.

c.1300, from Old French desputer (12c.) "dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss," from Latin disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain," from dis- "separately" (see dis-) + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave).

Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputable; disputed; disputing. The noun is not certainly recorded before 1590s (disputacioun in that sense is from late 14c.).

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Idioms and Phrases with undisputed

dispute

see in dispute.

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