- to engage in argument or debate.
- to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.
- to argue or debate about; discuss.
- to argue against; call in question: to dispute a proposal.
- to quarrel or fight about; contest.
- to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
- a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
- a wrangling argument; quarrel.
Origin of dispute
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Related Words for undisputedlyconsistently, commonly, universally, collectively, popularly, communally, concertedly, consensually, cooperatively, harmoniously, undisputedly, unitedly
Examples from the Web for undisputedly
Contemporary Examples of undisputedly
Undisputedly the horrible acts committed by radical Muslims have had a big impact.13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever
September 11, 2014
Historical Examples of undisputedly
No longer was Roland undisputedly first in valor at the court of Charlemagne.With Spurs of Gold
Frances Nimmo Greene
There are fifteen epistles of which eight are undisputedly forgeries.When Were Our Gospels Written?
In their set they must be the first, the undisputedly luckiest, cleverest, and best off.The Benefactress
Any step his Fair Enemy won in the secret game Pull between them, she was undisputedly to keep.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
The Georgics are indisputably, and, I believe, 370 undisputedly even a finer poem than the neid.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)
- to argue, debate, or quarrel about (something)
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to doubt the validity, etc, of
- (tr) to seek to win; contest for
- (tr) to struggle against; resist
- an argument or quarrel
Word Origin for dispute
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.).
see in dispute.