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dispute Explained

dispute at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dıs'pju:t]

dispute at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225 (implied in disputing), from O.Fr. desputer (12c.), from L. disputare "examine, discuss, argue," from dis- "separately" + putare "to count, consider." Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." ///

dispute at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W2 n [U and C]
1 a serious argument or disagreement: dispute with// --The firm is involved in a legal dispute with a rival company.// dispute over// --He got into a dispute over a taxi fare.// --Every effort was made to settle the dispute , but without success.// dispute between// --the bitter border dispute between the countries// --A long-running pay dispute is disrupting rail services.// --The coal industry was plagued by industrial disputes .// --The police don't usually like to intervene in domestic disputes .// --The miners were in dispute with their employers over pay.// -- A dispute arose over who was to be the next king.//
2 be beyond dispute: if something is beyond dispute, everyone agrees that it is true or that it really happened// -- It is beyond dispute that advances in medicine have enabled people to live longer.//
3 be open to dispute: if something is open to dispute, it is not completely certain and not everyone agrees about it// --His interpretation of the poem is open to dispute.//
4 be in dispute: if something is in dispute, people are arguing about it// --The facts of the case are still in dispute.// ----------// COLLOCATES for sense 1 // be involved in a dispute // get into a dispute (=become involved) // settle/resolve a dispute // bitter dispute // long-running dispute (=one that lasts a long time) // political/legal dispute // pay dispute // industrial dispute British English // labor dispute American English (=between workers and employers) // territorial dispute (=about land) // domestic dispute (=between a couple who live together) // be in dispute with somebody (=be involved in a dispute) // a dispute arises (=it starts) // ----------//
dispute 2 v [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Old French; Origin: desputer, from Latin disputare 'to discuss', from putare 'to think']//
1 [T] to say that something such as a fact or idea is not correct or true: --The main facts of the book have never been disputed.// dispute that// --Few would dispute that travel broadens the mind.//
2 [I and T] formal to argue or disagree with someone: dispute (sth) with sb// --Hazlitt, though much younger, was soon disputing with Wordsworth on equal terms.// --What happened next is hotly disputed .//
3 [T] to try to get control of something or win something: --Soviet forces disputed every inch of ground.//

dispute at French => English Of Explained:

disputes, quarrel

disputé at French => English Of Explained:

disputed

dispute at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

280 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispute":
Kilkenny cats, Socratic method, abjure, agitate, altercate,
altercation, apologetics, apologia, apology, argue, argufy,
argument, argumentation, asking, assert the contrary,
awake a doubt, bandy words, be diffident, be doubtful, be dubious,
be skeptical, be uncertain, beef, belie, bicker, bicker over,
bickering, bitch, blood feud, boggle, boycott, brawl,
bringing into question, broil, buck, call in question, canvass,
casuistry, cat-and-dog life, catechizing, cavil, challenge,
choplogic, combat, combative reaction, complain, complain loudly,
complaint, conflict, confront, confute, contend, contend about,
contend with, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation,
contradict, contravene, controversy, controvert, counter,
counteraction, cross, cross swords, cry out against,
cut and thrust, debate, defense, defiance, demonstrate,
demonstrate against, demur, deny, differ, difference of opinion,
disaffirm, disagree with, disagreement, disallow, disavow, discept,
disclaim, discord, discuss, discussion, disown, disprove,
disputation, dissension, dissent, dissent from, dissentience,
distrust, disturbance, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, doubt, duel,
embroilment, enmity, enter a protest, examination, expostulate,
face down, face out, face up to, falling-out, feud, fight,
fight against, fight over, fighting, flite, fliting, flyting,
forswear, fracas, fractiousness, front, fuss, gainsay,
give and take, greet with skepticism, half believe,
harbor suspicions, hassle, have it out, have reservations,
have words, holler, hostility, howl, hubbub, hurrah, imbroglio,
impugn, inquiring, interpellation, interrogation, join issue,
join issue upon, kick, kick against, litigation, lock horns,
logomachize, logomachy, make a stand, march, meet head-on, miff,
misgive, mistrust, moot, negativism, noncooperation, not accept,
not admit, nullify, object, object to, objection, obstinacy,
offer resistance, open quarrel, oppose, opposition, paper war,
passage of arms, passive resistance, pettifog, picket, plead,
polemic, polemicize, polemics, polemize, press objections, probing,
protest, pumping, quarrel, quarrel over, quarreling,
quarrelsomeness, query, querying, question, questioning, quibble,
quiz, quizzing, raise a howl, raise a question, rally, reaction,
rebuff, rebut, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recalcitrate,
recalcitration, recant, refractoriness, refuse to admit, refute,
reluct, reluctance, remonstrance, remonstrate, renitence,
renitency, renounce, repel, repellence, repellency, repudiate,
repulse, repulsion, resistance, retract, revoke, revolt, rhubarb,
row, rumpus, scrapping, scruple, seeking, set to, set-to,
sharp words, show fight, sit in, slanging match, smell a rat,
snarl, spar, spat, squabble, squabble over, squabbling, squawk,
stand, stand at bay, stand up against, stand up to,
state a grievance, strife, strike, strive against, struggle,
suspect, take back, take exception to, take issue with, take sides,
teach in, thrash out, throw doubt upon, tiff, traverse,
treat with reserve, try conclusions, tussle, uncooperativeness,
vendetta, verbal engagement, war, war of words, warfare, withstand,
withstanding, words, wrangle, wrangle over, wrangling,
yell bloody murder

dispute at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Reasoning): reason, argue, discuss, debate, dispute, think, consider, examine.

[N] (Denial): Denial, refutation, contradiction, disclaimer, disavowal, dispute, negation, revocation, rebuttal.

[V] (Denial): deny, contradict, contravene, controvert, disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow, recant, revoke, dispute, impugn, rebut, call in question.

[N] (Denial): Denial, refutation, contradiction, disclaimer, disavowal, dispute, negation, revocation, rebuttal.

[V] (Denial): deny, contradict, contravene, controvert, disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow, recant, revoke, dispute, impugn, rebut, call in question.

[N] (Discord): disagreement, discord, dissidence, dissonance, clash, shock, jarring, jostling, variance, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross purposes, division, split, rupture, disruption, breach, schism, dissent, feud, faction, quarrel, dispute

[V] (Discord): be discordant, disagree, clash, jar, conflict, differ, dissent, have a bone to pick, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, squabble, wrangle, bicker, nag, spar.

[N] (Discord): disagreement, discord, dissidence, dissonance, clash, shock, jarring, jostling, variance, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross purposes, division, split, rupture, disruption, breach, schism, dissent, feud, faction, quarrel, dispute have a bone to pick, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, squabble, wrangle, bicker, nag, spar.

[N] (Lawsuit): lawsuit, suit, action, cause, litigation, dispute, citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment, accusation, indictment, arrest.

dispute at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun about sth) an argument or a disagreement between two people, groups or countries; discussion about a subject where there is disagreement:
a dispute between the two countries about the border * the latest dispute over fishing rights * industrial / pay disputes * The union is in dispute with management over working hours. * The cause of the accident was still in dispute (= being argued about). * The matter was settled beyond dispute by the court judgment (= it could no longer be argued about). * His theories are open to dispute (= can be disagreed with).
verb
1 to question whether sth is true and valid:
[VN] These figures have been disputed. * to dispute a decision / claim * The family wanted to dispute the will. * [V that] No one is disputing that there is a problem. [also V wh-]
2 to argue or disagree strongly with sb about sth, especially about who owns sth:
[VN] The ownership of this land has been disputed for centuries. * disputed territory * The issue remains hotly disputed. [also V]
3 [VN] to fight to get control of sth or to win sth:
On the last lap three runners were disputing the lead.

dispute at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun about sth) an argument or a disagreement between two people, groups or countries; discussion about a subject where there is disagreement:
a dispute between the two countries about the border * the latest dispute over fishing rights * industrial / pay disputes * The union is in dispute with management over working hours. * The cause of the accident was still in dispute (= being argued about). * The matter was settled beyond dispute by the court judgment (= it could no longer be argued about). * His theories are open to dispute (= can be disagreed with).
verb
1 to question whether sth is true and valid:
[VN] These figures have been disputed. * to dispute a decision / claim * The family wanted to dispute the will. * [V that] No one is disputing that there is a problem. [also V wh-]
2 to argue or disagree strongly with sb about sth, especially about who owns sth:
[VN] The ownership of this land has been disputed for centuries. * disputed territory * The issue remains hotly disputed. [also V]
3 [VN] to fight to get control of sth or to win sth:
On the last lap three runners were disputing the lead.

Dispute at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dispute \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.

Dispute \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}.

Dispute \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}.

dispute at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

dispute
n 1: 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" [syn: {difference}, {difference of
opinion}, {conflict}]
2: coming into conflict with [syn: {contravention}]
v 1: take exception to; "She challenged his claims" [syn: {challenge},
{gainsay}]
2: have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the
question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo
fellows are always scrapping over something" [syn: {quarrel},
{scrap}, {argufy}, {altercate}]

dispute at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » disputen, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » desputer (French Inter: term » disputer|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » disputare||to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate, from Inter: term » dis-||apart + Inter: term » putare||to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up, related to Inter: term » purus||pure. Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /dɪsˈpjuːt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dIs"pju:t/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-dispute.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » uːt

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
    1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
    2. Contest; struggle; quarrel.

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:dispute -

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » argument, failure to agree

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|վեճ|tr=več̣
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|বিবাদ|tr=bibad|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|спор|m, Inter: t+ » bg|полемика|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|爭論|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|争论|tr=zhēnglùn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|爭議|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|争议|tr=zhēngyì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|爭端|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|争端|tr=zhēngduān|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|spor|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kiista
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dispute|m, Inter: t+ » fr|litige|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Streit|m, Inter: t+ » de|Disput|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|διένεξη|f|tr=diénexi, Inter: t+ » el|έριδα|f|tr=érida, Inter: t+ » el|διαμάχη|f|tr=diamáchi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|disputa|f, Inter: t+ » it|lite|f, Inter: t- » it|bega|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|論争|tr=ろんそう, ronsō, Inter: t+ » ja|議論|tr=ぎろん, giron
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|streids
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|strīds
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|uenighet, Inter: t- » no|disputt|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|disputa|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dispută|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|спор|m|tr=spor, Inter: t+ » ru|диспут|m|tr=dísput, Inter: t+ » ru|полемика|f|tr=polémika|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|connsachadh|m, Inter: t- » gd|connspaid|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|dispyt|c
    • Telugu: వివాదం (vivaadam)


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » verbal controversy
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kiista, Inter: t- » fi|erimielisyys
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αντιπαράθεση|f|tr=antiparáthesi
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|disputatio|f|alt=disputātiō


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|disputt|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dispută
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|connspaid|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » quarrel
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: disputo


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » ka: Inter: t- » ka|დავა|tr=dava

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » disput|ing
  • To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
    1. : They disputed my well-intended proposal.
    2. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
    3. : Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.
    4. To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.
    5. : to dispute assertions or arguments
    6. To strive or contend about; to contest.
    7. To struggle against; to resist.

      Related terms

      * disputable

  • disputant
  • disputation
  • disputatious
  • disputative

    Derived terms

    * industrial dispute

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » to argue against
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kiistää
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|反論する|tr=はんろんする, hanron suru

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|connsaich


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to argue pro and con; to discuss
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kiistellä, Inter: t- » fi|väitellä
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|議論する|tr=ぎろんする, giron suru


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|diskutere

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to oppose by argument or assertion, to controvert
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kiistää, Inter: t+ » fi|kyseenalaistaa
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|反対する|tr=はんたいする, hantai suru


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|argumentere

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to strive or contend about; to contest
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|haastaa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|争う|tr=あらそう, arasou

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to struggle against; to resist
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kiistää, Inter: t+ » fi|vastustaa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|抵抗する|tr=ていこうする, teikō suru

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|fr disputare

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-dispute.ogg|audio

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • dispute

    Related terms

    * disputer

    Anagrams

    * stupide

  • Italian

    Noun

    dispute {{f}}
  • Inter: plural of » disputa|lang=it

    Anagrams

    * stupide

  • Spanish

    Verb

    Inter: es-verb-form » disputar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=imperative|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|disputar
    1. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=1|number=singular|disputar
    2. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|disputar
    3. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=3|number=singular|disputar


    Translation: cs » dispute
    Translation: cy » dispute
    Translation: de » dispute
    Translation: et » dispute
    Translation: el » dispute
    Translation: es » dispute
    Translation: eo » dispute
    Translation: fa » dispute
    Translation: fr » dispute
    Translation: gl » dispute
    Translation: ko » dispute
    Translation: io » dispute
    Translation: it » dispute
    Translation: kn » dispute
    Translation: ku » dispute
    Translation: li » dispute
    Translation: hu » dispute
    Translation: mg » dispute
    Translation: ml » dispute
    Translation: my » dispute
    Translation: ja » dispute
    Translation: no » dispute
    Translation: pl » dispute
    Translation: pt » dispute
    Translation: ru » dispute
    Category: simple:dispute -
    Translation: fi » dispute
    Translation: sv » dispute
    Translation: ta » dispute
    Translation: te » dispute
    Translation: vi » dispute
    Translation: zh » dispute

  • Dispute at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » dispute

    German

    Noun

    Dispute
  • Inter: plural of » lang=de|Disput

  • Translation: de » Dispute
    Translation: mg » Dispute
    Translation: sv » Dispute

    disputé at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » dispute

    French

    Verb

    Inter: fr-past participle » sort=dispute
  • Inter: past participle of » disputer|lang=fr|sort=dispute

    Anagrams

    * stupide

  • Spanish

    Verb

    Inter: es-verb-form » disputar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » person=first-person|number=singular|tense=preterit|mood=indicative|ending=ar|disputar

  • Translation: fr » disputé
    Translation: li » disputé
    Translation: mg » disputé