From Middle English disputen, from Old French desputer (French disputer), from Latin disputāre (“to dispute, discuss, examine, compute, estimate”), from dis- (“apart”) + putāre (“to reckon, consider, think, originally make clean, clear up”), related to purus (“pure”). Compare compute, count, impute, repute, amputate, etc.
- Rhymes: -uːt
dispute (plural disputes)
- An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
- (uncountable) Verbal controversy or disagreement; altercation; debate.
- 1671, John Milton, “The First Book”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398, page 4:
- Addicted more / To contemplation and profound dispute.
- See also Thesaurus:dispute
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- (intransitive) to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
- 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure:
- "Now, though thy thoughts are green and tender, as becometh one so young, yet are they those of a thinking brain, and in truth thou dost bring back to my mind certain of those old philosophers with whom in days bygone I have disputed at Athens, and at Becca in Arabia, for thou hast the same crabbed air and dusty look, as though thou hadst passed thy days in reading ill-writ Greek, and been stained dark with the grime of manuscripts."
- (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
- 1834-1874, George Bancroft, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.
- to seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance
- to strive or contend about; to contest
- (obsolete) to struggle against; to resist
- “dispute” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- “dispute” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
dispute f (plural disputes)
- → Romanian: dispută
- “dispute”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- plural of
- 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
- 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.