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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispute  \Dis*pute"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disputed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disputing}.]  [OE.  desputen  disputen,  OF  desputer, 
  disputer,  F.  disputer,  from  L.  disputare  disputatum  dis-  + 
  putare  to  clean;  hence  fig.,  to  clear  up  set  in  order 
  reckon,  think.  See  {Putative},  {Pure}.] 
  To  contend  in  argument;  to  argue  against  something 
  maintained,  upheld,  or  claimed,  by  another;  to  discuss;  to 
  reason;  to  debate;  to  altercate;  to  wrangle. 
 
  Therefore  disputed  [reasoned,  --Rev.  Ver.]  he  in 
  synagogue  with  the  Jews.  --Acts  xvii. 
  17. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispute  \Dis*pute"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  dispute.  See  {Dispute},  v.  i.] 
  1.  Verbal  controversy;  contest  by  opposing  argument  or 
  expression  of  opposing  views  or  claims;  controversial 
  discussion;  altercation;  debate. 
 
  Addicted  more  To  contemplation  and  profound  dispute. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Contest;  struggle;  quarrel.  --De  Foe. 
 
  {Beyond  dispute},  {Without  dispute},  indisputably; 
  incontrovertibly. 
 
  Syn:  Altercation;  controversy;  argumentation;  debate; 
  discussion;  quarrel;  disagreement;  difference; 
  contention;  wrangling.  See  {Altercation}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispute  \Dis*pute"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  make  a  subject  of  disputation;  to  argue  pro  and  con;  to 
  discuss. 
 
  The  rest  I  reserve  it  be  disputed  how  the  magistrate 
  is  to  do  herein.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  oppose  by  argument  or  assertion;  to  attempt  to 
  overthrow;  to  controvert;  to  express  dissent  or  opposition 
  to  to  call  in  question;  to  deny  the  truth  or  validity  of 
  as  to  dispute  assertions  or  arguments. 
 
  To  seize  goods  under  the  disputed  authority  of  writs 
  of  assistance.  --Bancroft. 
 
  3.  To  strive  or  contend  about  to  contest. 
 
  To  dispute  the  possession  of  the  ground  with  the 
  Spaniards.  --Prescott. 
 
  4.  To  struggle  against;  to  resist.  [Obs.] 
 
  Dispute  it  [grief]  like  a  man.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  controvert;  contest;  gainsay;  doubt;  question;  argue; 
  debate;  discuss;  impugn.  See  {Argue}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dispute 
  n  1:  a  disagreement  or  argument  about  something  important;  "he 
  had  a  dispute  with  his  wife";  "there  were  irreconcilable 
  differences";  "the  familiar  conflict  between  Republicans 
  and  Democrats"  [syn:  {difference},  {difference  of 
  opinion},  {conflict}] 
  2:  coming  into  conflict  with  [syn:  {contravention}] 
  v  1:  take  exception  to  "She  challenged  his  claims"  [syn:  {challenge}, 
  {gainsay}] 
  2:  have  a  disagreement  over  something  "We  quarreled  over  the 
  question  as  to  who  discovered  America"  [syn:  {quarrel},  {argufy}, 
  {altercate}] 




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