Part of speech: verb

To question; challenge; discuss; contest.

Part of speech: verb

To debate; quarrel.

Part of speech: noun

A controversial discussion; a contest; altercation; wrangle; quarrel.

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Usage examples "dispute":

  1. Thus sent off it is sure to be widely circulated, and, being beyond dispute well written, to be also widely read. - "Are we Ruined by the Germans?", Harold Cox.
  2. The sum of all this dispute is, that some make them Participles. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. He didn't know of the dispute between the other boats. - "The Red Eric", R.M. Ballantyne.