Antonyms for dispute

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dih-spyoot
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈspyut

Definition of dispute

Origin :
  • c.1300, from Old French desputer (12c.) "dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss," from Latin disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain," from dis- "separately" (see dis-) + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave).
  • Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputable; disputed; disputing. The noun is not certainly recorded before 1590s (disputacioun in that sense is from late 14c.).
  • noun argument
  • verb argue
Example sentences :
  • But it was always my notion, that children should not dispute their parents' authority.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But, if it be to ease her heart, and not to dispute my will, you may hear her out.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The beauty of the Turkish women is still a matter of dispute.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • I could not dispute the evidence of the bit of shivered glass.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Now, where there is an et cetera in an agreement, there is always an opening for dispute.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • And then there was our dispute at Albany--in the Patroon's mansion, you will recall.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • There had been some dispute about payment, and the Britisher had slapped the dragoman's face.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Baxter says of him, complainingly, "he would not dispute with me at all."
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Provided we agree about the thing, it is needless to dispute about the terms.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • I dispute the claim, said the Englishman, restraining himself by a powerful effort.
  • Extract from : « The Field of Ice » by Jules Verne

Synonyms for dispute

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