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a dispute: a conflict, an argument, a fight, a disagreement

to dispute (something): to contest, to question, to argue about, to disagree with (something)
I plan to dispute these extra charges. I absolutely disagree with them so I'm going to discuss the matter with the telephone company.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Listen to that shouting! I think our neighbours are having another dispute!
US: Honey, our neighbors are always disputing something. Only wake me up if you hear gunfire.


  • "I've settled some of my more difficult business disputes in there."
  • "Bruno and Horatio's Miracle Juices, a fledgling juice and smoothie bar, caused a stir last month when their "miraculous" juices allegedly cured a man of his loneliness, reunited a lost parrot with his lover, and helped settle a bitter dispute between a chicken and an egg."
  • "Acted as intermediary between acrobats and management during 1992 labor dispute"
  • "Her responsibilities include recruitment, managing personnel and mediating staff disputes."

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