1. An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
  2. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
  3. Contest; struggle; quarrel.


  1. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
  2. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
    Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.
  3. To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.
    to dispute assertions or arguments
  4. To strive or contend about; to contest.
  5. To struggle against; to resist.

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