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Meaning of dispute

dis•pute

Pronunciation: (di-spyt'), [key]
— v., n. -put•ed, -put•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to engage in argument or debate.
  2. to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.
—v.t.
  1. to argue or debate about; discuss.
  2. to argue against; call in question: to dispute a proposal.
  3. to quarrel or fight about; contest.
  4. to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
—n.
  1. a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
  2. a wrangling argument; quarrel.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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