Associations to the word «Dispute»


DISPUTE, noun. An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.
DISPUTE, noun. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
DISPUTE, noun. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
DISPUTE, verb. (intransitive) To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another.
DISPUTE, verb. (transitive) To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
DISPUTE, verb. To oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of.
DISPUTE, verb. To strive or contend about; to contest.
DISPUTE, verb. (obsolete) To struggle against; to resist.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION, noun. The process of resolving disputes between parties.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION ORGANIZATION, noun. A business or group that provides alternative dispute resolution services such as conciliation, mediation, arbitration, or negotiation, sometimes as a private alternative to public judicial courts and litigation.
DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS, noun. Plural of dispute resolution

Dictionary definition

DISPUTE, noun. 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".
DISPUTE, noun. Coming into conflict with.
DISPUTE, verb. Take exception to; "She challenged his claims".
DISPUTE, verb. Have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne