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dis·pute

 (dĭ-spyo͞ot′)
v. dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing, dis·putes
v.tr.
1.
a. To express disagreement over: disputed the plaintiff's claims.
b. To express disagreement with (someone): made his point so forcefully that nobody dared dispute him.
2. To question the truth or validity of; doubt: Her friends disputed her intentions.
3.
a. To strive to gain or win; struggle over: The two countries disputed the region for decades.
b. To strive against; resist: disputed the advance of the marauders.
v.intr.
To engage in discussion or debate: The candidates disputed over foreign policy. See Synonyms at discuss.
n.
1. A verbal controversy; a debate: the dispute over the existence of the Loch Ness monster.
2. A disagreement or quarrel: a bitter dispute over property rights.

[Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer, from Latin disputāre, to examine : dis-, apart; see dis- + putāre, to reckon; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·put′a·bil′i·ty n.
dis·put′a·ble (dĭ-spyo͞o′tə-bəl, dĭs′pyə-) adj.
dis·put′a·bly adv.
dis·put′er n.

dispute

vb
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
n
an argument or quarrel
[C13: from Late Latin disputāre to contend verbally, from Latin: to discuss, from dis-1 + putāre to think]
disˈputer n

dis•pute

(dɪˈspyut)

v. -put•ed, -put•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to engage in argument or debate.
2. to argue vehemently; quarrel.
v.t.
3. to argue or debate about.
4. to argue against; call in question.
5. to quarrel or fight about; contest.
6. to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
n.
7. a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
8. a quarrel.
[1275–1325; (< Old French desputer) < Latin disputāre to argue a point =dis- dis-1 + putāre to reckon, consider; see putative]
dis•pute′less, adj.
dis•put′er, n.
syn: See argument.

dispute


Past participle: disputed
Gerund: disputing

Imperative
dispute
dispute
Present
I dispute
you dispute
he/she/it disputes
we dispute
you dispute
they dispute
Preterite
I disputed
you disputed
he/she/it disputed
we disputed
you disputed
they disputed
Present Continuous
I am disputing
you are disputing
he/she/it is disputing
we are disputing
you are disputing
they are disputing
Present Perfect
I have disputed
you have disputed
he/she/it has disputed
we have disputed
you have disputed
they have disputed
Past Continuous
I was disputing
you were disputing
he/she/it was disputing
we were disputing
you were disputing
they were disputing
Past Perfect
I had disputed
you had disputed
he/she/it had disputed
we had disputed
you had disputed
they had disputed
Future
I will dispute
you will dispute
he/she/it will dispute
we will dispute
you will dispute
they will dispute
Future Perfect
I will have disputed
you will have disputed
he/she/it will have disputed
we will have disputed
you will have disputed
they will have disputed
Future Continuous
I will be disputing
you will be disputing
he/she/it will be disputing
we will be disputing
you will be disputing
they will be disputing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disputing
you have been disputing
he/she/it has been disputing
we have been disputing
you have been disputing
they have been disputing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disputing
you will have been disputing
he/she/it will have been disputing
we will have been disputing
you will have been disputing
they will have been disputing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disputing
you had been disputing
he/she/it had been disputing
we had been disputing
you had been disputing
they had been disputing
Conditional
I would dispute
you would dispute
he/she/it would dispute
we would dispute
you would dispute
they would dispute
Past Conditional
I would have disputed
you would have disputed
he/she/it would have disputed
we would have disputed
you would have disputed
they would have disputed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dispute - a disagreement or argument about something importantdispute - 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"
disagreement - the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
collision - a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals; "a collision of interests"
contestation, controversy, disceptation, arguing, argument, contention, disputation, tilt - a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
gap - a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
dustup, quarrel, run-in, wrangle, row, words - an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
2.dispute - coming into conflict with
resistance - group action in opposition to those in power
Verb1.dispute - take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
call - challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"
call - challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"
contest, repugn, contend - to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
2.dispute - have a disagreement over somethingdispute - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something
brawl, wrangle - to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively; "The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"
spat - engage in a brief and petty quarrel
polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize - engage in a controversy; "The two historians polemicized for years"
fall out - have a breach in relations; "We fell out over a trivial question"

dispute

noun
1. disagreement, conflict, argument, controversy, falling out, contention, dissent, quarreling, friction, strife, antagonism, discord, altercation There has been much dispute over the ownership of the lease.
2. argument, row, clash, controversy, disturbance, contention, feud, quarrel, brawl, squabble, wrangle, difference of opinion, tiff, dissension, turf war (informal), shindig (informal), shindy (informal), bagarre (French) The dispute between them is settled.
verb
1. contest, question, challenge, deny, doubt, oppose, object to, contradict, rebut, impugn, controvert, call in or into question He disputed the allegations.

dispute

verb
1. To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly:
3. To take a stand against:
noun
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
Translations
نِزاع، جِداليَتَنازَع عَلىيُجادِل، يَناقِش
debatanamítatpopíratpřít serozepře
bestridediskussiondrage i tvivlstridstrides om
vitat
deiladeila, karpdeila; mótmæla
disputasvaidytis dėl
apstrīdētstrīdētiesstrīds
popierať
prepirspor

dispute

[ˈdɪspjuːt]
n (= argument) (between individuals)dispute f; (between groups, states, organizations)conflit m (also industrial dispute) → conflit m social
pay dispute, dispute over pay → conflit m salarial
border dispute → différend m frontalier
domestic dispute → dispute f conjugale
a dispute over sth (between individuals)une dispute au sujet de qch; (between states, groups, organizations)un conflit au sujet de qch
a dispute between [+ individuals] → une dispute entre; [+ states, groups, organizations] → un conflit entre
to be in dispute [people, parties, countries] → être en conflit; [matter, issue] → être en discussion; [territory] → être contesté(e)
to be in dispute with sb → être en conflit avec qn
to be in dispute over sth → être en conflit à propos de qch
[dɪˈspjuːt] vt [+ claim, figures, findings] → contester; [+ matter] → discuter; [+ victory] → disputer; [+ territory] → disputer
I don't dispute what she said → Je ne discute pas ce qu'elle a dit.
I don't dispute that ... → je ne conteste pas le fait que ...

dispute

vt
(= argue against) statementbestreiten, anfechten; claim to sth, willanfechten; I would dispute thatdas möchte ich bestreiten
(= debate) question, subjectsich streiten über (+acc); the issue was hotly disputeddas Thema wurde hitzig diskutiert
(= contest) championship, possessionkämpfen um; territorybeanspruchen
vi (= argue)streiten
n
no pl (= arguing, controversy)Disput m, → Kontroverse f; to be beyond disputeaußer Frage stehen; there is some dispute about which horse wones ist umstritten, welches Pferd gewonnen hat; the two countries are in dispute over boundarieszwischen den beiden Ländern gibt es Grenzstreitigkeiten; a territory in or under disputeein umstrittenes Gebiet; to be open to disputeanfechtbar or umstritten sein; the case is in or under dispute (Jur) → der Fall wird verhandelt
(= quarrel, argument)Streit m
(Ind) → Auseinandersetzung f; the union is in dispute with the managementzwischen Gewerkschaft und Betriebsleitung bestehen Unstimmigkeiten; wages disputeTarifauseinandersetzungen pl

dispute

[dɪsˈpjuːt]
1. n (quarrel) → disputa; (controversy) → discussione f, controversia; (legal) → lite f
industrial dispute → controversia sindacale
beyond dispute → fuori discussione
to be in dispute (matter) → essere in discussione (territory) → essere oggetto di contesa
2. vt
a. (question, statement, claim) → contestare
b. (debate, matter, question) → discutere
c. (compete for, possession, victory) → disputarsi
3. vi (argue) to dispute (about or over)discutere (su)

dispute

(diˈspjuːt) verb
1. to argue against or deny. I'm not disputing what you say.
2. to argue (about). They disputed the ownership of the land for years.
noun
(an) argument or quarrel. a dispute over wages.
diˈsputable adjective
able to be argued about. Whether this change was an improvement is disputable.
ˌdispuˈtation noun
a formal argument.
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