From Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer (French disputer), from Latin disputare (“to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate”), from dis- (“apart”) + putare (“to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up”), related to purus (“pure”). Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.
dispute (plural disputes)
- An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
- Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
- Contest; struggle; quarrel.
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- To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
- They disputed my well-intended proposal.
- To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
- Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.
- 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.
- to dispute assertions or arguments
- To strive or contend about; to contest.
- To struggle against; to resist.
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Derived terms 
- dispute in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- dispute in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
From Latin disputare
dispute f (plural disputes)
Related terms 
- Plural form of disputa
- first-person singular present subjunctive of disputar
- third-person singular present subjunctive of disputar
- first-person singular imperative of disputar
- third-person singular imperative of disputar
dispute (infinitive disputar)
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of disputar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of disputar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of disputar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of disputar.