Dispute Dis*pute", v. t. 1. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss. [1913 Webster]

The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate is to do herein. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments. [1913 Webster]

To seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

3. To strive or contend about; to contest. [1913 Webster]

To dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

4. To struggle against; to resist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Dispute it [grief] like a man. --Shak.

Syn: To controvert; contest; gainsay; doubt; question; argue; debate; discuss; impugn. See {Argue}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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