Definitions of dispute

  1. have a disagreement over something; " We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; " These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something"
  2. take exception to; " She challenged his claims"
  3. a disagreement or argument about something important; " he had a dispute with his wife"; " there were irreconcilable differences"; " the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
  4. coming into conflict with
  5. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
  6. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
  7. 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.
  8. To strive or contend about; to contest.
  9. To struggle against; to resist.
  10. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
  11. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
  12. The assertion of conflicting claims or rights between parties involved in a legal proceeding, such as a lawsuit, mediation or arbitration.
  13. To debate; argue; quarrel.
  14. Contend for by words or actions; express doubt of; contest.
  15. A contest in words; a quarrel.
  16. To make a subject of argument: to contend for: to oppose by argument: to call in question.
  17. To argue: to debate.
  18. A contest with words: an argument: a debate.
  19. A contest in words.
  20. To debate; argue; call in question; contend in words.
  21. To question; challenge; discuss; contest.
  22. To debate; quarrel.
  23. A controversial discussion; a contest; altercation; wrangle; quarrel.
  24. A contention or contest in words or by arguments in opposition to another; a debate; a contest; the possibility of being controverted.
  25. To argue; to attempt to disprove by arguments or statements; to contend for; to call in question the propriety of; to strive to maintain.
  26. To contend in argument; to debate; to contend in opposition to a competitor.
  27. To debate; to contend for by words or actions; to reason or argue in opposition to; to altercate; to doubt or question.
  28. A debate; a contest by words; a controversy; an altercation.

Quotes of dispute

  1. Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress. – Bruce Babbitt
  2. Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for. – Ambrose Bierce
  3. It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy- but he who has shown the better temper. – Samuel Butler
  4. There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do. – Andrew Cuomo
  5. There is no dispute that judges need a pay raise. – Robert Duncan
  6. It is obvious that putting the Arab -Israeli dispute on a resolution track would be an important element of overcoming the confidence problem in the region. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  7. The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture. – Ian Hamilton Finlay
  8. I said to the German Ambassador that, as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone, I did not feel entitled to intervene; but that, directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia, it became a question of the peace of Europe, which concerned us all. – Edward Grey
  9. It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. – Elbert Hubbard
  10. Then the administration tied it in to the regional dispute between Israel and its enemies, as if that's about international terrorism. No, it's not. – Chris Matthews
  11. The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief. – Dick Morris
  12. The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat. – Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  13. Could we forbear dispute and practise love, We should agree as angels do above. – Edmund Waller

Usage examples for dispute

  1. It will never argue or dispute – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  2. And I sez, " Dear Josiah, nobody that knows you can dispute it." – Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition by Marietta Holley
  3. I do not now dispute the justice of the charge. – The Man of Letters as a Man of Business by William Dean Howells
  4. This may be unjust; it is certainly beyond dispute the fact. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  5. To dispute this will would be madness indeed: all the world knows my old friend, your grandfather, died in perfect possession of his senses, and this will was signed three months ago. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  6. Owen spoke to them as he drew near and the boy appealed to him for his opinion concerning a dispute they had been having. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  7. Well, I've not come to dispute as usual, with you, Augustine. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  8. A loud dispute then took place between him and the pirates. – A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas by Fanny Loviot
  9. It was better to dispute with a thousand men than one woman. – The Religious Life of London by J. Ewing Ritchie
  10. Then came Cocleus upon me, and said, " Sir Martin, if you will yield up your safe- conduct, then I will enter into dispute with you." – Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther
  11. After a long dispute she consented to take my piano with her. – A Top-Floor Idyl by George van Schaick
  12. Who could possibly dispute a sister's advice in such a case? – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  13. You don't dispute the identity of the body, do you?" – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  14. The second dog rose leisurely, and a silent argument over some old- time dispute proceeded in true husky fashion. – In the Brooding Wild by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. I will not dispute with you, but I will tell you a little story. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford
  16. As to the main facts, however, there was little or no dispute – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  17. Well, I couldn't dispute it. – Shorty McCabe on the Job by Sewell Ford
  18. I don't think any one will dispute that. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  19. I don't think that we need bring Jack and his love into this dispute said I. Only that it isn't too late, you know. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  20. In 1736 there was a dispute about the bridge. – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker

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