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DISPUTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dispute mean? 

DISPUTE (noun)
  The noun DISPUTE has 2 senses:

1. a disagreement or argument about something important
2. coming into conflict with

  Familiarity information: DISPUTE used as a noun is rare.


DISPUTE (verb)
  The verb DISPUTE has 2 senses:

1. take exception to
2. have a disagreement over something

  Familiarity information: DISPUTE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISPUTE (noun)


Sense 1dispute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disagreement or argument about something important

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

difference of opinion; dispute; difference; conflict

Context examples:

he had a dispute with his wife / there were irreconcilable differences / the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

Hypernyms ("dispute" is a kind of...):

disagreement (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dispute"):

collision (a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals)

arguing; argument; contention; contestation; controversy; disceptation; disputation; tilt (a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement)

gap (a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations)

dustup; quarrel; row; run-in; words; wrangle (an angry dispute)


Sense 2dispute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coming into conflict with

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

contravention; dispute

Hypernyms ("dispute" is a kind of...):

resistance (group action in opposition to those in power)


DISPUTE (verb)


Sense 1dispute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take exception to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

challenge; dispute; gainsay

Context example:

She challenged his claims

Hypernyms (to "dispute" is one way to...):

contend; contest; repugn (to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation)

"Dispute" entails doing...:

call into question; oppugn; question (challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dispute"):

call (challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of)

call (challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2dispute [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have a disagreement over something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

quarrel; argufy; altercate; dispute; scrap

Context examples:

We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America / These two fellows are always scrapping over something

Hypernyms (to "dispute" is one way to...):

argue; contend; debate; fence (have an argument about something)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dispute"):

fall out (have a breach in relations)

polemicise; polemicize; polemise; polemize (engage in a controversy)

spat (engage in a brief and petty quarrel)

brawl; wrangle (to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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