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dispute

 
Noun dispute has 2 senses
  1. dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict - 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"
    --1 is a kind of disagreement
    --1 has particulars:
     collision; controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing; quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup
    Derived forms: verb dispute2, verb dispute1
  2. dispute, contravention - coming into conflict with
    --2 is a kind of resistance
    Derived form: verb dispute2
Verb dispute has 2 senses
  1. challenge, dispute, gainsay - take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
    --1 is one way to contest, contend, repugn
    Derived forms: noun dispute1, noun disputation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something"
    --2 is one way to argue, contend, debate, fence
    Derived forms: noun dispute2, noun dispute1, noun disputation2, noun disputation1, noun disputant1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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