dispute

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Noun[change]

Singular
dispute

Plural
disputes

  1. (countable) A dispute is an argument or disagreement which continues over a period of time. A dispute may escalate into violence, or it may be a long verbal and legal struggle.
    The taxi driver and the passenger had a dispute over the fee. (here the word argument might be used instead)
    India and Pakistan have a dispute over Kasmir.

Verb[change]

Plain form
dispute

Third-person singular
disputes

Past tense
disputed

Past participle
disputed

Present participle
disputing

  1. To argue against something; to discuss or debate.
    He disputed what she said, claiming she was lying
  2. To fight against; to resist.

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