disagree

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English disagre (to refuse to assent to),[1] 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));[2] the English word is analysable as dis- +‎ agree.

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VerbEdit

disagree (third-person singular simple present disagrees, present participle disagreeing, simple past and past participle disagreed)

  1. (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.
  2. (intransitive) To fail to conform or correspond with.
    My results in the laboratory consistently disagree with yours.

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