dispute

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See also: Dispute and disputé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer (French disputer), from Latin disputāre (to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate), from dis- (apart) + putāre (to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up), related to purus (pure). Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪsˈpjuːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Noun[edit]

dispute (plural disputes)

  1. an argument or disagreement, a failure to agree
  2. verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate

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Verb[edit]

dispute (third-person singular simple present disputes, present participle disputing, simple past and past participle disputed)

  1. (intransitive) to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another
  2. (transitive) to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss
    {{ux|en|Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.
  3. 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
    • Bancroft
      to seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance
  4. to strive or contend about; to contest
    • Prescott
      to dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards
  5. (obsolete) to struggle against; to resist
    • Shakespeare
      Dispute it [grief] like a man.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin disputāre.

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dispute f (plural disputes)

  1. dispute

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dispute f

  1. plural of disputa

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Portuguese[edit]

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dispute

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of disputar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of disputar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of disputar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of disputar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /disˈpute/, [d̪isˈput̪e]

Verb[edit]

dispute

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of disputar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of disputar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of disputar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of disputar.