HyperDic: dispute

English > 4 senses of the word dispute:
NOUNcommunicationdispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflicta disagreement or argument about something important
actdispute, contraventioncoming into conflict / conflict with
VERBcommunicationdispute, challenge, gainsaytake exception to
communicationdispute, quarrel, scrap, argufy, altercatehave a disagreement over something
dispute > pronunciation
Soundsdihspyuw't
Rhymesabsolute ... uproot: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > dispute: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA disagreement or argument about something important.
Example"he had a dispute with his wife"
Synonymsdifference, difference of opinion, conflict
NarrowercollisionA conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguingA contentious speech act
gapA difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustupAn angry dispute
BroaderdisagreementThe speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
Spanishdiferencia, discusión, disputa, querella, repunta
Catalandiferència, discussió, disputa, querella
Adjectivesdisputatiousinclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
Verbsdisputetake exception to
disputehave a disagreement over something
English > dispute: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningComing into conflict / conflict with.
Synonymcontravention
Broaderresistancegroup action in opposition to those in power
Spanishcontravención, disputa, vulneración
Catalancontravenció, disputa, vulneració
Adjectivesdisputatiousinclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
Verbsdisputehave a disagreement over something
English > dispute: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtake exception to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymschallenge, gainsay
Entailsquestion, oppugn, call into questionchallenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
Narrowercallchallenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
callchallenge (somebody) to make good on a statement
Broadercontest, contend, repugnTo make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
Spanishcuestionar, desafiar, disputar, impugnar
Nounsdisputationa contentious speech act
disputea disagreement or argument about something important
English > dispute: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningHave a disagreement over something.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsquarrel, scrap, argufy, altercate
Narrowerbrawl, wrangleTo quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
fall outHave a breach in relations / relations
polemize, polemise, polemicize, polemiciseEngage in a controversy
spatEngage in a brief and petty quarrel
Broaderargue, contend, debate, fenceHave an argument about something
Spanishaltercar, discutirse, disputar, pelearse
Catalanbarallar-se, discutir-se, discutir, disputar
Adjectivesdisputativeinclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
Nounsdisputanta person who disputes
disputationthe formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
disputationa contentious speech act
disputecoming into conflict / conflict with
disputea disagreement or argument about something important

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