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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


Synonymscontravention


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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