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dispute

See also: disputé

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer (French disputer), from Latin disputare (to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate), from dis- (apart) + putare (to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up), related to purus (pure). Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.

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NounEdit

dispute (plural disputes)

  1. An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
  2. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
    • Milton
      Addicted more / To contemplation and profound dispute.
  3. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
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VerbEdit

dispute (third-person singular simple present disputes, present participle disputing, simple past and past participle disputed)

  1. (intransitive) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
  2. (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.
  3. 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
    • Bancroft
      to seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance
  4. To strive or contend about; to contest.
    • Prescott
      to dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards
  5. (obsolete) To struggle against; to resist.
    • Shakespeare
      Dispute it [grief] like a man.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin disputare

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dispute f (plural disputes)

  1. dispute

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dispute f

  1. plural form of disputa

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dispute

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of disputar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of disputar
  3. first-person singular imperative of disputar
  4. third-person singular imperative of disputar

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VerbEdit

dispute

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of disputar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of disputar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of disputar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of disputar.