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]

  • (noun)
    • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪs.pjuːt/
    • (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈpjuːt/
    • (file)
  • (verb)
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Noun[edit]

dispute (plural disputes)

  1. An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
  2. (uncountable) Verbal controversy or disagreement; 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.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      "Now, though thy thoughts are green and tender, as becometh one so young, yet are they those of a thinking brain, and in truth thou dost bring back to my mind certain of those old philosophers with whom in days bygone I have disputed at Athens, and at Becca in Arabia, for thou hast the same crabbed air and dusty look, as though thou hadst passed thy days in reading ill-writ Greek, and been stained dark with the grime of manuscripts."
  2. (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.
  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
    • 1834-1874, George Bancroft, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.
      to seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance
  4. to strive or contend about; to contest
    • 1856-1858, William H. Prescott, History of the Reign of Philip II
      to dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards
  5. (obsolete) to struggle against; to resist

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin disputāre.

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Noun[edit]

dispute f (plural disputes)

  1. dispute

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  • Romanian: dispută

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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

Romanian[edit]

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dispute f

  1. indefinite plural of dispută
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of dispută

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /disˈpute/, [d̪isˈpu.t̪e]

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.