Definition and Meanings for dispute

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Dispute is ranked 7,993 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of dispute

intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb, noun

Etymology of dispute

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 cf. f. dispute. see dispute, v. i.pos

Meaning of dispute


as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.

as transitive verb

  • to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
  • 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 strive or contend about; to contest.
  • to struggle against; to resist.

as noun, intransitive verb

  • verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
  • contest; struggle; quarrel.
  • No antonyms for dispute

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