What is the meaning of dispute?


  • A disagreement or argument about something important.
    • usage: "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
  • Coming into conflict with.


  • Take exception to.
    • usage: "She challenged his claims"
  • Have a disagreement over something.
    • usage: "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
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APAWordNet. (2010). dispute. Retrieved May 26, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/dispute/definitions/1193700
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MLAWordNet. "dispute" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 May 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/dispute/definitions/1193700>
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