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English definition of “dispute”

dispute

verb [I or T]     /dɪˈspjuːt/
C2 to disagree with something that someone says: Few would dispute his status as the finest artist of the period. The circumstances of her death have been hotly disputed. [+ (that)] I don't dispute (that) his movies are entertaining, but they don't have much depth.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosityDenying and contradicting disputation     /ˌdɪs.pjʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ US  /-pjuː-/ noun [C or U] formal a disagreementArguments and disagreements disputatious     /ˌdɪs.pjʊˈteɪ.ʃəs/ US  /-pjuː-/ adjective old use He's a disputatious young man (= he argues a lot).Bad-tempered disputed     /dɪˈspjuː.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ adjective a disputed border/goal disputed territoryArguing and disagreeing
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