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1    altercate, argue, brawl, clash, contend, cross swords, debate, discuss, quarrel, row, spar, squabble, wrangle  
2    challenge, contest, contradict, controvert, deny, doubt, impugn, question, rebut  
3    altercation, argument, bagarre, brawl, conflict, disagreement, discord, disturbance, feud, friction, quarrel, shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)   strife, wrangle  
4    argument, contention, controversy, debate, discussion, dissension  
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  ( disputes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( disputing    present participle)   ( disputed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   A dispute is an argument or disagreement between people or groups.  
usu with supp, oft N with/over n, N between pl-n  
They have won previous pay disputes with the government...     
2       verb   If you dispute a fact, statement, or theory, you say that it is incorrect or untrue.  
He disputed the allegations...      V n  
Nobody disputed that Davey was clever...      V that  
Some economists disputed whether consumer spending is as strong as the figures suggest.      V wh  
3       v-recip   When people dispute something, they fight for control or ownership of it. You can also say that one group of people dispute something with another group.  
Russia and Ukraine have been disputing the ownership of the fleet...      pl-n V n  
Fishermen from Bristol disputed fishing rights with the Danes.      V n with n  
...a disputed border region.      V-ed  
4    If two or more people or groups are in dispute, they are arguing or disagreeing about something.  
in dispute      phrase   v-link PHR, oft PHR with n, PHR over n  
The two countries are in dispute over the boundaries of their coastal waters...     
5    If something is in dispute, people are questioning it or arguing about it.  
in dispute      phrase   v-link PHR  
All those matters are in dispute and it is not for me to decide them.     

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disputable, dispel, disunite, disparate

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remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
A virtual institution in cyberspace with authority to adjudicate the cyber disputes or claims
[Leg.];[Tech.] a virtual institution for providing justice for online disputes
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