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Another word for dispute

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Verb
  1. To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly

      1. Subject to debate; arguable or unsettled:
      2. Of no practical importance; irrelevant:
      3. Not presenting an open legal question, as a result of the occurrence of some event definitively resolving the issue, or the absence of a genuine case or controversy.
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
      1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
      2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
      3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
      1. To put forth reasons for or against; debate:
      2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
      3. To give evidence of; indicate:
  2. To engage in a quarrel

  3. To take a stand against

      1. To travel or pass across, over, or through:
      2. To move to and fro over; cross and recross:
      3. To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
      1. To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
      2. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
      3. To remain unaltered, undamaged, or unaffected by; withstand:
      1. To be or act in contention or conflict with:
      2. To be hostile or resistant to; try to prevent:
      3. To set as an opposite in position:
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control:
      1. A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition:
      2. An act or statement of defiance; a call to confrontation:
      3. A demand for explanation or justification; a calling into question:
      1. A male deer.
      2. The male of various other mammals, such as antelopes, kangaroos, mice, or rabbits.
      3. Antelope considered as a group:
    See also:

    support

Noun
  1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed

      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened.
      2. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
      3. A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
      1. An argument or a fight.
      2. Trouble; bother.
      3. To argue or fight:
      1. To quarrel noisily or angrily.
      2. To grasp and maneuver something.
      3. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
      1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
      2. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
      1. A fit of irritation.
      2. A petty quarrel.
      3. To quarrel.
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker.
      2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
      1. A quarrel or argument.
      2. Matter that is added to a text.
      3. Having been added to or inserted into a text:
      1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
      2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
      3. Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
      1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
      2. To engage in a boxing match.
      3. To engage in a quarrel; argue:
      1. A failure or refusal to agree.
      2. A disparity; an inconsistency.
      3. A conflict or difference of opinion.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
      1. A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
      2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
      1. The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate.
      2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
      3. An assertion put forward in argument:
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
      2. To flicker or glitter:
      3. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
    See also:

    conflict

Another word for dispute

Noun
Verb
      1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
      2. To assert the opposite of a statement or idea put forward by (someone).
      3. To be contrary to; be inconsistent with:
      1. To consider something; deliberate.
      2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
      3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument.
      1. To put forth reasons for or against; debate:
      2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
      3. To give evidence of; indicate:

Synonym Study

  • Controversy connotes a disagreement of lengthy duration over a matter of some weight or importance
  • Argument refers to a discussion in which there is disagreement and suggests the use of logic and the bringing forth of facts to support or refute a point
  • Dispute refers to a clash of opposing opinions, often involving a matter of a legal or official nature, and implies vehemence or anger in debate a dispute over property boundaries