Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dispute

2 senses of dispute

Sense 1
dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict -- (a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats")
       => disagreement -- (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)

Sense 2
dispute, contravention -- (coming into conflict with)
       => resistance -- (group action in opposition to those in power)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dispute

2 senses of dispute

Sense 1
challenge, dispute, gainsay -- (take exception to; "She challenged his claims")
       => contest, contend, repugn -- (to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race")

Sense 2
quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate -- (have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something")
       => argue, contend, debate, fence -- (have an argument about something)

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