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1  —as in:
their border dispute
Definition disagreement, argument, or conflict
  • The area has long been a source of dispute between India and Pakistan.
dispute = disagreement
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We have a procedure for handling these kinds of disputes.
  • disputes = disagreements
  • She had a dispute with her landlord about whether the noise was unreasonable at a party she hosted.
  • dispute = disagreement, argument, or conflict
  • Her claim is beyond dispute.
  • dispute = argument
  • There are always wars and disputes and battles.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • disputes = disagreements
  • I knew that her father wanted her to learn how to play the piano, but that she wanted to learn the violin, and that this dispute remained unsettled, with both sides standing their ground, until...
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • dispute = disagreement
  • Other disputes have dragged on for weeks before reaching resolution.
    Al Gore  --  Al Gore Concession Speech
  • disputes = disagreements
  • Our debates were to be under the direction of a president, and to be conducted in the sincere spirit of inquiry after truth, without fondness for dispute, or desire of victory;
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • dispute = argument
  • Alice began to feel very uneasy: to be sure, she had not as yet had any dispute with the Queen, but she knew that it might happen any minute, 'and then,' thought she, 'what would become of me?'
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • dispute = disagreement, argument, or conflict
  • Surely if there were any truth in the notion that reading fiction greatly increased our capacity for empathy then college English departments ... [would] be the one place where disputes are most often quickly and amiably resolved by mutual empathetic engagement.
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
disputes = disagreements

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2  —as in:
She disputes his claim.
Definition challenge, argue about, or fight over
  • She disputes her landlord's claim that the music was that loud.
disputes = challenges
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She disputes his claim.
  • disputes = challenges
  • Do you dispute the allegation?
  • dispute = challenge, or argue that it is not true
  • I share his social goals, and wish that we could be allies instead of disputants in the cause of education reform.
    E. D. Hirsch Jr.  -- (retrieved 07/05/10)
  • disputants = people involved in an argument
  • There's no disputing what we found.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • disputing = challenging (arguing about)
  • They wanted to dispute the central premise of my report, the part in which I insisted Marley was the world's worst-behaved animal.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • dispute = challenge (argue that it was not true that)
  • Frog's experience was limited to practice yard and tourney ground, so he did not think it was his place to dispute the verdict of such a seasoned warrior.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • dispute = challenge (argue or disagree with)
  • ELIZABETH: I cannot dispute with you, sir; I lack learning for it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • dispute = argue
  • Who were these common resentful farmers to dispute his royal right?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • dispute = challenge (argue that it is not valid)
  • Let me dispute with thee of thy estate.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
dispute = talk (to express disagreement)

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