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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.
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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.
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noun
  1. a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
  2. a wrangling argument; quarrel.
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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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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
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noun (dɪˈspjuːt, ˈdɪspjuːt)
  1. an argument or quarrel
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Derived Formsdisputer, noun

Word Origin

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 undisputedly

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 undisputedly

dispute

see in dispute.

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