From Middle English disagre (“to refuse to assent to”), from Anglo-Norman disagreer, disagrer, desagreer (“to refuse assent”), from Old French desagreer, desagrëer (“to be disagreeable; to be unpleasant”) (modern French désagréer (“to displease”)); the English word is analysable as dis- + agree.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪsəˈɡɹiː/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪsəˈɡɹi/
- Rhymes: -iː
- Hyphenation: dis‧a‧gree
disagree (third-person singular simple present disagrees, present participle disagreeing, simple past and past participle disagreed)
- (intransitive) To fail to agree; to have a different opinion or belief.
- Synonym: beg to differ
- John disagreed with Mary frequently.
- Bob says cats are friendlier than dogs, but I disagree.
- (intransitive) To fail to conform or correspond with.
- My results in the laboratory consistently disagree with yours.
- This is generally a stative verb that rarely takes the continuous inflection. See Category:English stative verbs
to fail to agree
to fail to conform or correspond with
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Translations to be checked: "to fail to agree"
- ^ “disagrẹ̄, v.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
- ^ “disagree, v.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, September 2017; “disagree, v.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.