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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.
- Addicted more / To contemplation and profound dispute.
- Contest; struggle; quarrel.
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- (intransitive) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
- (transitive) 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 seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance
- To strive or contend about; to contest.
- to dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards
- (obsolete) To struggle against; to resist.
- Dispute it [grief] like a man.
- dispute in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- dispute in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
dispute f (plural disputes)
- plural form of
- 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
- 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.