Disagree Dis`a*gree" (d[i^]s`[.a]*gr[=e]"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disagreed} (d[i^]s`[.a]*gr[=e]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Disagreeing}.] [Pref. dis- + agree: cf. F. d['e]sagr['e]er to displease.] 1. To fail to accord; not to agree; to lack harmony; to differ; to be unlike; to be at variance. [1913 Webster]

They reject the plainest sense of Scripture, because it seems to disagree with what they call reason. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

2. To differ in opinion; to hold discordant views; to be at controversy; to quarrel. [1913 Webster]

Who shall decide, when doctors disagree? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To be unsuited; to have unfitness; as, medicine sometimes disagrees with the patient; food often disagrees with the stomach or the taste. [1913 Webster]

Note: Usually followed by with, sometimes by to, rarely by from; as, I disagree to your proposal.

Syn: To differ; vary; dissent. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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