From Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer (French disputer), from Latin disput?re ("to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate"), from dis- ("apart") + put?re ("to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up"), related to purus ("pure"). Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.
- Rhymes: -u:t
dispute (plural disputes)
- An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
- (uncountable) Verbal controversy or disagreement; altercation; debate.
argument, failure to agree
- Armenian: (hy) (ve?)
- Bengali: (bibad)
- Bulgarian: ? (bg) m (spor), (bg) f (polemika)
- Mandarin: (zh), (zh) (zh?nglùn), (zh), (zh) (zh?ngyì), (zh), (zh) (zh?ngdu?n), (zh), (zh) (ji?f?n)
- Czech: spor (cs) m
- Esperanto: disputo
- Finnish: kiista (fi)
- French: dispute (fr) f, litige (fr) m
- Galician: disputa (gl) f
- German: Streit (de) m, Disput (de) m
- Greek: ? (el) f (diénexi), (el) f (érida), ? (el) f (diamáchi)
- Irish: imreas m
- Italian: disputa (it) f, lite (it) f, bega (it) f
- Japanese: (ja) (?, rons?), (ja) (, giron)
- Latgalian: streids
- Latvian: str?ds
- Maori: whakatete, ngutungutu
- Norwegian: uenighet (no), disputt m
- Portuguese: disputa (pt) f
- Romanian: disput? (ro) f
- Russian: ? (ru) m (spor), ? (ru) m (dísput), (ru) f (polémika)
- Scottish Gaelic: connsachadh m, connspaid f
- Spanish: disputa (es) f, contencioso (es) m
- Swedish: dispyt (sv) c
- Telugu: (te) (viv?da?)
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dispute (third-person singular simple present disputes, present participle disputing, simple past and past participle disputed)
- (intransitive) to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another
- (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.
- 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
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- to seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance
- to strive or contend about; to contest
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- to dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards
- (obsolete) to struggle against; to resist
c. 1606, William Shakespeare, "The Tragedie of Macbeth", in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iii]:
Dispute it [grief] like a man.
to argue pro and con; to discuss
to oppose by argument or assertion, to controvert
to strive or contend about; to contest
to struggle against; to resist
From Latin disput?re.
dispute f (plural disputes)
- plural of disputa
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of disputar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of disputar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of disputar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of disputar
- indefinite plural of disput?
- indefinite genitive/dative singular of disput?
- (key): /dis'pute/, [d?is'put?e]
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of disputar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of disputar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of disputar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of disputar.