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Definition of "dispute" []

  • To argue about; debate. (verb-transitive)
  • To question the truth or validity of; doubt: Her friends disputed her intentions. (verb-transitive)
  • To strive to win (a prize, for example); contest for: Our team disputed the visitors' claim to the championship. (verb-transitive)
  • To strive against; resist: disputed the actions of his competitors. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage in discussion or argument; debate. See Synonyms at discuss. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dispute" in a sentence
  • "The label dispute reflects two fundamentally different views of fair trade, says"
  • "What's not in dispute is the dead-on impression played by Urbanski, a Hollywood producer ( "The Contender") and occasional guest host on Rush Limbaugh's radio show."
  • "To criticize Israel without mentioning other countries whose violations of human rights aren't even in dispute is anti-Semitic."