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Verb: dispute  di'spyoot
  1. Question the truth or validity of; take exception to
    "She disputed his claims";
    - challenge, gainsay
  2. Have a disagreement over something
    - quarrel, scrap, argufy, altercate, row[2]
  3. Fight against or resist strongly
    "Don't dispute it!";
    - fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
  4. [archaic] Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    - resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm
Noun: dispute  di'spyoot
  1. A disagreement or argument about something important
    "he had a dispute with his wife";
    - difference, difference of opinion, conflict
  2. Coming into conflict with
    - contravention

Derived forms: disputed, disputes, disputing

Type of: argue, contend, contest, debate, disagreement, fence, fight, repugn, resistance, struggle

Encyclopedia: Dispute