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Dispute

Dispute appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Nurse, dispute lots of UFOs to let upsides run.
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  • Foe dispute Goths in a vile billet, so more Zero Mostel libel I vanish to get upside of.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dispute:

contraventiondisputeconflictdifference
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Definition of the noun dispute

What does dispute mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: disputes

  1. a disagreement or argument about something important
  2. coming into conflict with
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of dispute: contravention
    • more generic word: resistance = group action in opposition to those in power

Alternative definition of the noun dispute

noun

  1. An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
  2. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
  3. Contest; struggle; quarrel.

Definition of the verb dispute

What does dispute mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: disputed | disputing | disputes

  1. take exception to
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of dispute: challenge / gainsay
    • more generic words: contend / contest / repugn = to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
    • more specific words:
      • call = challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
      • call = challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement
    • entailment: call into question / oppugn / question = challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
  2. have a disagreement over something
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]They battled
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, possessive with -ing]They battled about his coming
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]They battled about whether he should go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-extraction]They battled about what was the right thing
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]They battled about what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]They battled about whether to go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, not sentential clause]They battled about it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]I battled with him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-extraction]I battled with him about whether he should go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]I battled with him about what to do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]I battled with him about whether to go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, not sentential clause]I battled with him about it

      Verbs of Social Interaction (with the same syntax): argue, bargain, battle, bicker, brawl, clash, combat, communicate, compete, conflict, correspond, dicker, differ, disagree, duel, feud, fight, joust, quarrel, quibble, scuffle, skirmish, spar, spat, squabble, struggle, tilt, tussle, vie, war, wrangle, wrestle.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of dispute: altercate / argufy / quarrel / scrap
    • more generic words: argue / contend / debate / fence = have an argument about something
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb dispute

verb

  1. To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
  2. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
  3. To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.
  4. To strive or contend about; to contest.
  5. To struggle against; to resist.

Music

"DISPUTE" is a composition, cataloged instance.

Film

"Dispute" is an award-winning film.

  • award:
    • BAFTA Award for Best Specialised Film nomination for Fred Moore
    • BAFTA Award for Best Specialised Film, received by Fred Moore

Miscellanea

Dispute: In a credit card or debit card account, a dispute is a situation in which a customer questions the validity of a transaction that was registered to the account. Customers dispute charges for a variety of reasons, including unauthorized charges, excessive charges, failure by the merchant to deliver merchandise, defective merchandise, dissatisfaction with the product or service received, or billing errors.

Phrases with Dispute

Phrases starting with the word Dispute:

  1. Dispute resolution
  2. Dispute resolution organization

Phrases ending with the word Dispute:

  1. Trade Dispute
  2. Domestic Dispute

Other phrase containing the word Dispute:

  1. Alternative dispute resolution

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dispute

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Google previewThe Non-Use of Force in International Law (1989)

by William Elliott Butler

In this writer's view, the principle is a universal obligation and, in accordance with contemporary international law, a dispute is the existence in relations between two or more States of unresolved issues, differences, and divergencies on ...

Google previewHague Yearbook of International Law/Annuaire De LA Haye Dedroit International (1999)

by A. C. Kiss, J. G. Lammers

The Court recalls that, in the sense accepted in its jurisprudence and that of its predecessor, a dispute is a disagreement on a point of law or fact, a conflict of legal views or interests between parties; and that, in order to establish the existence ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Instincts (2001)

by Nils K. Oeijord, Mitch C. Bronston

display, sexual-display instinct dispute, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Journalism (2014)

by Tony Harcup

Wapping dispute The battle in 1986 that resulted as a consequence of *News International secretly moving production of its UK newspapers overnight to a purpose-built ...

Google previewA Dictionary of International Trade Organizations and Agreements (2011)

by Patrick Holden

However, the developmentof multilateral and regional trade agreements, with neutral dispute settlement mechanisms, would seem to heralda transcendence of thisanarchy. Some have referred to the constitutionalization of the WTO and world ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Digital Government (2006)

by Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko

Online dispute resolution: An Asia Pacific perspective. Asian Journal on Mediation, 1(1). Katsh, E., & Rifkin, J. (2001). Online dispute resolution: Resolving conflicts in cyberspace. San Francisco: JosseyBass. Kaufmann-Kohler , G., & Schultz, ...

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Usage statistics about dispute

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dispute:

contraventiondisputeconflictdifference

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb dispute:

quarrelscrapdisputechallenge

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Quotes about Dispute

The partisan, when he is engaged in a dispute, cares nothing about the rights of the question, but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions. (Plato)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1P3U1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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