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Definition of Dispute


  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. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
  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. To strive or contend about; to contest.
  5. To struggle against; to resist.
  6. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
  7. Contest; struggle; quarrel.

Dispute Quotations

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
Saint Augustine

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Frank Zappa

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep.
A. P. Herbert

Climate scientists have long pointed to the Southwest as one of the places in the U.S. that is most vulnerable to global warming impacts, especially drought. And if there's one thing that even climate denialists don't dispute, dry things burn.
Jeff Goodell

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Martin Luther
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Dispute Translations

dispute in Afrikaans is kwessie
dispute in Dutch is disputeren, krakelen, twisten
dispute in French is disputons, disputent, algarade, disputez
dispute in German is streiten, Wortstreit, Streit
dispute in Latin is velitatio, certo, disputatio, litigo
dispute in Portuguese is disputa
dispute in Spanish is diferencias, gresca
dispute in Swedish is strid, tvist