Definition of dispute :
1. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
2. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
3. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
4. 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.
5. To strive or contend about; to contest.
6. To struggle against; to resist.
7. 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)
fight, repression, confrontation, impediment, hindrance, protest, disagreement, counteraction, opposition, adversary, obstinacy, inhibition, objection, antagonism, suppression, repulsion, obstruction, resistance, interference, defiance, counterattack, rebuff, friction
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.
- We might have a dispute to- night; and how could you ever settle it? - "The Tale of Solomon Owl", Arthur Scott Bailey.
- But it is not so much what I have done, as what they deserved to suffer, which comes into dispute. - "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.