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English noun: dispute

1. dispute (communication) a disagreement or argument about something important

SamplesHe had a dispute with his wife.
There were irreconcilable differences.
The familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats.

Synonymsconflict, difference, difference of opinion

Broader (hypernym)disagreement

Narrower (hyponym)arguing, argument, collision, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, dustup, gap, quarrel, row, run-in, tilt, words, wrangle

2. dispute (act) coming into conflict with


Broader (hypernym)resistance

English verb: dispute

1. dispute (communication) take exception to

SamplesShe challenged his claims.

Synonymschallenge, gainsay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)contend, contest, repugn

Narrower (hyponym)call, call

Entailcall into question, oppugn, question

2. dispute (communication) have a disagreement over something

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

Synonymsaltercate, argufy, quarrel, scrap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)argue, contend, debate, fence

Narrower (hyponym)brawl, fall out, polemicise, polemicize, polemise, polemize, spat, wrangle

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