Definition of dispute:
- Contest; struggle; quarrel.
- To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
- To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
- 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.
- To strive or contend about; to contest.
- To struggle against; to resist.
- Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
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- contend (part of speech: verb)
opposition (part of speech: noun)
- contention (part of speech: noun)
- disagree (part of speech: verb)
- confutation (part of speech: noun)
- question (part of speech: verb)
- confute (part of speech: verb)
- oppose (part of speech: verb)
- disagreement (part of speech: noun)
- negate (part of speech: verb)
- confrontation (part of speech: noun)
But whether he breaks it or not, I also swore an oath, at least in my heart, namely that I would not attempt to dispute the will of Pharaoh whom, after all, I love as my father and honour as my king, Pharaoh who still lives and may, as I hope, recover.- "Moon of Israel", H. Rider Haggard.
- "The Tale of Solomon Owl", Arthur Scott Bailey.
- "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.