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Meaning of DISPUTE

Pronunciation:  di'spyoot

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  coming into conflict with
  2. [n]  a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
  3. [v]  have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something"
  4. [v]  take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
 

DISPUTE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: altercate, argufy, challenge, conflict, contravention, difference, difference of opinion, gainsay, quarrel, scrap
 
 See Also: argue, arguing, argument, brawl, call, call into question, collision, contend, contention, contest, contestation, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dustup, fall out, fence, fight, oppugn, polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize, quarrel, question, repugn, resistance, row, run-in, spat, tilt, words, wrangle, wrangle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*pute"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disputed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Disputing}.] [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer,
    disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- +
    putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order,
    reckon, think. See {Putative}, {Pure}.]
    To contend in argument; to argue against something
    maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to
    reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
    
          Therefore disputed [reasoned, --Rev. Ver.] he in
          synagogue with the Jews.                 --Acts xvii.
                                                   17.
    
    
  2. \Dis*pute"\, v. t.
    1. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to
       discuss.
    
             The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate
             is to do herein.                      --Milton.
    
    2. To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to
       overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition
       to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of;
       as, to dispute assertions or arguments.
    
             To seize goods under the disputed authority of writs
             of assistance.                        --Bancroft.
    
    3. To strive or contend about; to contest.
    
             To dispute the possession of the ground with the
             Spaniards.                            --Prescott.
    
    4. To struggle against; to resist. [Obs.]
    
             Dispute it [grief] like a man.        --Shak.
    
    Syn: To controvert; contest; gainsay; doubt; question; argue;
         debate; discuss; impugn. See {Argue}.
    
    
  3. \Dis*pute"\, n. [Cf. F. dispute. See {Dispute}, v. i.]
    1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or
       expression of opposing views or claims; controversial
       discussion; altercation; debate.
    
             Addicted more To contemplation and profound dispute.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. Contest; struggle; quarrel. --De Foe.
    
    {Beyond dispute}, {Without dispute}, indisputably;
       incontrovertibly.
    
    Syn: Altercation; controversy; argumentation; debate;
         discussion; quarrel; disagreement; difference;
         contention; wrangling. See {Altercation}.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are having disputes with your loved ones means that a job transfer or relocation. Dreaming that you are having disputes over trivial matters means your unfairness in judging others.
 
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