[ UK /dɪspjˈuːt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈspjut/ ]
  1. take exception to
    She challenged his claims
  2. have a disagreement over something
    These two fellows are always scrapping over something
    We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
  1. a disagreement or argument about something important
    there were irreconcilable differences
    the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
    he had a dispute with his wife
  2. coming into conflict with
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How To Use dispute In A Sentence

  • The acrimony of the dispute has shocked a lot of people.
  • The only defence remaining alive at present is, therefore, I suggest, the disputed decision about qualifying privilege.
  • And this is the cause that disputes with such persons are generally fruitless, especially as immixed with that intemporancy of reviling other men wherein they exceed; for if that be a way either of learning or teaching of the truth, it is what the Scripture hath not instructed us in. Pneumatologia
  • In fairness to Mr Wilkins, had he disputed that it would have been unarguable.
  • Tyson pays his respects to the last guy who beat him and Britain's undisputed world heavyweight champion.
  • he had a dispute with his wife
  • PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: Thailand and Cambodia said they have made progress in settling a border dispute that sparked a deadly military confrontation last month. My Sinchew -
  • Activists are aiming to build on the general feeling over the issue to get support across the underground for the dispute.
  • Cunnah is unlikely to let something like a labour dispute distract him from the job in hand.
  • But the process to extend his term became bogged down in a series of disputes that had raised an outside chance that Mr. Mueller's tenure would be briefly interrupted. NYT > Home Page
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