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Dispute meaning

dispute - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
  2. 2. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To strive or contend about; to contest.
  5. 5. To struggle against; to resist.
  6. 6. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
  7. 7. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
  8. 8. The assertion of conflicting claims or rights between parties involved in a legal proceeding, such as a lawsuit, mediation or arbitration.
  9. 9. A contest in words.
  10. 10. To debate; argue; call in question; contend in words.

dispute - examples of usage

  1. I shall never dispute it. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Pasture districts almost drop out of the labour dispute. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. That was really the way in which it was finally settled, and there is now no more dispute about it. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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