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Noun dispute has 2 senses
- 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|
- dispute, contravention - coming into conflict with
--2 is a kind of resistance
Verb dispute has 2 senses
- challenge, dispute, gainsay - take exception to; "She challenged his claims"
--1 is one way to contest, contend, repugn
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
- 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
Somebody ----s PP