Definitions for: Dispute


[n] coming into conflict with
[n] a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
[v] have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something"
[v] take exception to; "She challenged his claims"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*pute", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disputed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disputing.] [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.]
To contend in argument; to argue against something
maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to
reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.

Therefore disputed [reasoned, --Rev. Ver.] he in
synagogue with the Jews. --Acts xvii.
17.


Dis*pute", v. t.
1. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to
discuss.

The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate
is to do herein. --Milton.

2. 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 seize goods under the disputed authority of writs
of assistance. --Bancroft.

3. To strive or contend about; to contest.

To dispute the possession of the ground with the
Spaniards. --Prescott.

4. To struggle against; to resist. [Obs.]

Dispute it [grief] like a man. --Shak.

Syn: To controvert; contest; gainsay; doubt; question; argue;
debate; discuss; impugn. See Argue.


Dis*pute", n. [Cf. F. dispute. See Dispute, v. i.]
1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or
expression of opposing views or claims; controversial
discussion; altercation; debate.

Addicted more To contemplation and profound dispute.
--Milton.

2. Contest; struggle; quarrel. --De Foe.

Beyond dispute, Without dispute, indisputably;
incontrovertibly.

Syn: Altercation; controversy; argumentation; debate;
discussion; quarrel; disagreement; difference;
contention; wrangling. See Altercation.

Synonyms: altercate, argufy, challenge, conflict, contravention, difference, difference of opinion, gainsay, quarrel, scrap

See Also: argue, arguing, argument, brawl, call, call into question, collision, contend, contention, contest, contestation, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dustup, fall out, fence, fight, oppugn, polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize, quarrel, question, repugn, resistance, row, run-in, spat, tilt, words, wrangle, wrangle

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