Another word for dispute
argument, quarrel, debate, row, misunderstanding, verbal contention, disputation, disagreement, controversy, fight, conflict, strife, discussion, polemic, bickering, squabble, wrangle, disturbance, feud, uproar, commotion, tiff, fracas, brouhaha, altercation, dissension, variance, squall, difference of opinion, falling-out, lovers' quarrel, broil, words, war of words, set-to*, spat*, rumpus*, flare-up*, fuss*, fireworks*, slanging match*, hassle*; see also disagreement 1.
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; 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; controversy connotes a disagreement of lengthy duration over a matter of some weight or importancebeyond dispute
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To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly:argue, contend, debate, moot. See affirm, words
To engage in a quarrel:argue, bicker, contend, fight, quarrel, quibble, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle. (Informal) hassle, tangle. Idioms: cross swords, have it out, have words, lock horns. See conflict
To take a stand against:buck, challenge, contest, oppose, resist, traverse. See support
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:altercation, argument, bicker, clash, contention, controversy, debate, difficulty, disagreement, fight, polemic, quarrel, run-in, spat, squabble, tiff, word (used in plural), wrangle. (Informal) hassle, rhubarb, tangle. See conflict