Meaning of “disagree” in the English Dictionary

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"disagree" in British English

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disagreeverb [ I ]

uk /ˌdɪs.əˈɡriː/ us /ˌdɪs.əˈɡriː/

B1 to not have the same opinion, idea, etc.:

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you (on that issue).
[ + that ] Few people would disagree that something should be done to reduce crime in the area.
I profoundly/strongly disagree with (= do not accept) the decision that has been made.
Opposite

If two or more statements, ideas, sets of numbers, etc. disagree, they are not the same.

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  • I sympathize with the general aims of the party, but on this particular issue I'm afraid I disagree.
  • Let's not disagree for the sake of a few pounds.
  • Certain members of the audience may disagree with what I'm about to say.
  • Many of us in the editorial department disagree with the changes that are happening.
  • We disagree on most things, but on this question we are at one with each other.

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(Definition of “disagree” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disagree" in American English

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disagreeverb [ I ]

us /ˌdɪs·əˈɡri/

to have a different opinion or be unable to agree:

I disagree with you about that.
Most scientists agree there is a risk, but disagree over the exact amount of risk.

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(Definition of “disagree” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"disagree" in Business English

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disagreeverb [ I ]

uk /ˌdɪsəˈɡriː/ us

to not have the same opinion, idea, etc. as someone or to not agree with them:

disagree about/on sth The two sides in the pay dispute strongly disagree about raises.
disagree with sb The sales manager and project manager still disagree with each other on pricing and product development.

if two or more reports, ideas, sets of numbers, etc. disagree, they are not the same:

disagree about/on sth The studies disagreed, however, about whether shareholders of buying firms typically made tiny gains, or tiny losses.

(Definition of “disagree” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)