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Definition 1: coming into conflict with - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dispute in the sense of this definition

(dispute is a kind of ...) group action in opposition to those in power

Definition 2: a disagreement or argument about something important - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where dispute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a dispute with his wife
  • there were irreconcilable differences
  • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

Synonyms for dispute in the sense of this definition

(dispute is a kind of ...) the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing

(... is a kind of dispute ) a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals

"a collision of interests"

(... is a kind of dispute ) a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

"they were involved in a violent argument"

(... is a kind of dispute ) a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations

(... is a kind of dispute ) an angry dispute

"they had a quarrel" "they had words"

Definition 3: take exception to - [verb of communication]

Samples where dispute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She challenged his claims

Synonyms for dispute in the sense of this definition

(dispute is a kind of ...) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

"They contested the outcome of the race"

(... is a kind of dispute ) challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

"call the speaker on a question of fact"

(... is a kind of dispute ) challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

"He deserves to be called on that"

(dispute implies ...) challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

"We must question your judgment in this matter"

Definition 4: have a disagreement over something - [verb of communication]

Samples where dispute or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
  • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

Synonyms for dispute in the sense of this definition

(dispute is a kind of ...) have an argument about something

(... is a kind of dispute ) to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively

"The bar keeper threw them out, but they continued to wrangle on down the street"

(... is a kind of dispute ) engage in a brief and petty quarrel

(... is a kind of dispute ) engage in a controversy

"The two historians polemicized for years"

(... is a kind of dispute ) have a breach in relations

"We fell out over a trivial question"

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