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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun dispute has 2 senses

Verb dispute has 2 senses


dispute, v. & n.
1 intr. (usu. foll. by with, against) a debate, argue (was disputing with them about the meaning of life). b quarrel.
2 tr. discuss, esp. heatedly (disputed whether it was true).
3 tr. question the truth or correctness or validity of (a statement, alleged fact, etc.) (I dispute that number).
4 tr. contend for; strive to win (disputed the crown; disputed the field).
5 tr. resist (a landing, advance, etc.).
1 a controversy; a debate.
2 a quarrel.
3 a disagreement between management and employees, esp. one leading to industrial action.

beyond (or past or without) dispute certainly; indisputably. in dispute
1 being argued about.
2 (of a workforce) involved in industrial action.
disputant n. disputer n.
ME f. OF desputer f. L disputare estimate (as DIS-, putare reckon)



Kilkenny cats, Socratic method, abjure, agitate, altercate, altercation, apologetics, apologia, apology, argue, argufy, argument, argumentation, asking, assert the contrary, awake a doubt, bandy words, be diffident, be doubtful, be dubious, be skeptical, be uncertain, beef, belie, bicker, bicker over, bickering, bitch, blood feud, boggle, boycott, brawl, bringing into question, broil, buck, call in question, canvass, casuistry, cat-and-dog life, catechizing, cavil, challenge, choplogic, combat, combative reaction, complain, complain loudly, complaint, conflict, confront, confute, contend, contend about, contend with, contention, contentiousness, contest, contestation, contradict, contravene, controversy, controvert, counter, counteraction, cross, cross swords, cry out against, cut and thrust, debate, defense, defiance, demonstrate, demonstrate against, demur, deny, differ, difference of opinion, disaffirm, disagree with, disagreement, disallow, disavow, discept, disclaim, discord, discuss, discussion, disown, disprove, disputation, dissension, dissent, dissent from, dissentience, distrust, disturbance, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, doubt, duel, embroilment, enmity, enter a protest, examination, expostulate, face down, face out, face up to, falling-out, feud, fight, fight against, fight over, fighting, flite, fliting, flyting, forswear, fracas, fractiousness, front, fuss, gainsay, give and take, greet with skepticism, half believe, harbor suspicions, hassle, have it out, have reservations, have words, holler, hostility, howl, hubbub, hurrah, imbroglio, impugn, inquiring, interpellation, interrogation, join issue, join issue upon, kick, kick against, litigation, lock horns, logomachize, logomachy, make a stand, march, meet head-on, miff, misgive, mistrust, moot, negativism, noncooperation, not accept, not admit, nullify, object, object to, objection, obstinacy, offer resistance, open quarrel, oppose, opposition, paper war, passage of arms, passive resistance, pettifog, picket, plead, polemic, polemicize, polemics, polemize, press objections, probing, protest, pumping, quarrel, quarrel over, quarreling, quarrelsomeness, query, querying, question, questioning, quibble, quiz, quizzing, raise a howl, raise a question, rally, reaction, rebuff, rebut, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recant, refractoriness, refuse to admit, refute, reluct, reluctance, remonstrance, remonstrate, renitence, renitency, renounce, repel, repellence, repellency, repudiate, repulse, repulsion, resistance, retract, revoke, revolt, rhubarb, row, rumpus, scrapping, scruple, seeking, set to, set-to, sharp words, show fight, sit in, slanging match, smell a rat, snarl, spar, spat, squabble, squabble over, squabbling, squawk, stand, stand at bay, stand up against, stand up to, state a grievance, strife, strike, strive against, struggle, suspect, take back, take exception to, take issue with, take sides, teach in, thrash out, throw doubt upon, tiff, traverse, treat with reserve, try conclusions, tussle, uncooperativeness, vendetta, verbal engagement, war, war of words, warfare, withstand, withstanding, words, wrangle, wrangle over, wrangling, yell bloody murder




N discord, disagreement, discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance, jar, clash, shock, jarring, jostling, screw loose, variance, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross purposes, odds, brouillerie, division, split, rupture, disruption, division in the camp, house divided against itself, disunion, breach, schism, feud, faction, quarrel, dispute, tiff, tracasserie, squabble, altercation, barney, demel_e, snarl, spat, towrow, words, high words, wrangling, jangle, brabble, cross questions and crooked answers, snip-snap, family jars, polemics, litigation, strife, warfare, outbreak, open rupture, declaration of war, broil, brawl, row, racket, hubbub, rixation, embroilment, embranglement, imbroglio, fracas, breach of the peace, piece of work, scrimmage, rumpus, breeze, squall, riot, disturbance, commotion, bear garden, Donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, subject of dispute, ground of quarrel, battle ground, disputed point, bone of contention, bone to pick, apple of discord, casus belli, question at issue, vexed question, vexata quaestio, brand of discord, troublous times, cat-and-dog life, contentiousness, enmity, hate, Kilkenny cats, disputant, strange bedfellows, discordant, disagreeing, out of tune, ajar, on bad terms, dissentient, unreconciled, unpacified, contentious, quarrelsome, unpacific, gladiatorial, controversial, polemic, disputatious, factious, litigious, litigant, pettifogging, at odds, at loggerheads, at daggers drawn, at variance, at issue, at cross purposes, at sixes and sevens, at feud, at high words, up in arms, together by the ears, in hot water, embroiled, torn, disunited, quot homines tot sententiae, no love lost between them, non nostrum tantas componere lites, Mars gravior sub pace latet, discord, discordance, dissonance, cacophony, want of harmony, caterwauling, harshness, Babel, Dutch concert, cat's concert, marrowbones and cleavers, discordant, dissonant, absonant, out of tune, tuneless, unmusical, untunable, unmelodious, immelodious, unharmonious, inharmonious, singsong, cacophonous, harsh, jarring.

VB be discordant, disagree, come amiss, clash, jar, jostle, pull different ways, conflict, have no measures with, misunderstand one another, live like cat and dog, differ, dissent, have a bone to pick, have a crow to pluck with, fall out, quarrel, dispute, litigate, controvert, squabble, wrangle, jangle, brangle, bicker, nag, spar, have words, with, fall foul of, split, break with, break squares with, part company with, declare war, try conclusions, join issue, put in issue, pick a quarrel, fasten a quarrel on, sow dissension, stir up dissension, embroil, entangle, disunite, widen the breach, set at odds, set together by the ears, set against, pit against, get into hot water, fish in troubled waters, brawl, kick up a row, kick up a dust, turn the house out of window, be discordant, jar.


N lawsuit, suit, action, cause, litigation, suit in law, dispute, citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment, accusation, presentment, true bill, indictment, apprehension, arrest, committal, imprisonment, writ, summons, subpoena, latitat, nisi prius, venire, venire facias pleadings, declaration, bill, claim, proces verbal, bill of right, information, corpus delicti, affidavit, state of facts, answer, reply, replication, plea, demurrer, rebutter, rejoinder, surrebutter, surrejoinder, suitor, party to a suit, plaintiff, defendant, litigant, hearing, trial, verdict, appeal, appeal motion, writ of error, certiorari, case, decision, precedent, decided case, reports (legal reference works, see reference books), litigious, qui tam, coram judice, sub judice, pendente lite, adhuc sub judice lis est, accedas ad curiam, transeat in exemplum.


VB reason, argue, discuss, debate, dispute, wrangle, argufy, bandy words, bandy arguments, chop logic, hold an argument, carry on an argument, controvert, canvass, comment upon, moralize upon, spiritualize, consider, open a discussion, open a case, try conclusions, join issue, be at issue, moot, come to the point, stir a question, agitate a question, ventilate a question, torture a question, take up a side, take up a case, contend, take one's stand upon, insist, lay stress on, infer, follow from.


VB disbelieve, discredit, not believe, misbelieve, refuse to admit, refuse to believe, doubt, be doubtful, doubt the truth of, be skeptical as to, diffide, distrust, mistrust, suspect, smoke, scent, smell a rat, have doubts, harbor doubts, entertain doubts, suspicions, have one's doubts, demure, stick at, pause, hesitate, scruple, stop to consider, waver, hang in suspense, hang in doubt, throw doubt upon, raise a question, bring in, call in question, question, challenge, dispute, deny, cavil, cause a doubt, raise a doubt, start a doubt, suggest a doubt, awake a doubt, make suspicion, ergotize, startle, stagger, shake one's faith, shake one's belief, stagger one's faith, stagger one's belief.


VB deny, contradict, contravene, controvert, give denial to, gainsay, negative, shake the head, disown, disaffirm, disclaim, disavow, recant, revoke, dispute, impugn, traverse, rebut, join issue upon, bring in question, call in question, give the lie in his throat, give one the lie in his throat, deny flatly, deny peremptorily, deny emphatically, deny absolutely, deny wholly, deny entirely, give the lie to, belie, repudiate, set aside, ignore, rebut, qualify, refuse, recuse.

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