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dispute

dis·pute

dispute

 
pronunciation:
dih spyut
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: disputed, disputes, disputing
definition 1: to argue or debate about.
They disputed who would get the last piece of cake.
similar words:
deny, discuss
definition 2: to question the value or truth of.
The player disputed the referee's call.
synonyms:
challenge, question
similar words:
contest, contradict, deny, doubt, object to, oppose
definition 3: to argue over; compete for.
The two countries have disputed this border for years.
synonyms:
contest
antonyms:
concede
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an argument or debate.
There is some dispute among scientists about the causes of global warming.
synonyms:
argument, controversy
antonyms:
agreement
similar words:
debate, disagreement, discussion
derivation: disputer (n.)
Word Parts
The word dispute contains the following part:
put, putat Latin root that means trim; count; reckon or suppose