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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·pute /dɪˈspjut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pute v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disputed; p. pr. & vb. n. Disputing.]  To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
    Therefore disputed [reasoned, --=\Rev. Ver.] he in synagogue with the Jews.\=   --Acts xvii. 17.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pute, v. t.
 1. To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
    The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate is to do herein.   --Milton.
 2. To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.
    To seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance.   --Bancroft.
 3. To strive or contend about; to contest.
    To dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards.   --Prescott.
 4. To struggle against; to resist. [Obs.]
    Dispute it [grief] like a man.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To controvert; contest; gainsay; doubt; question; argue; debate; discuss; impugn. See Argue.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pute, n.
 1. Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.
 Addicted more
 To contemplation and profound dispute.   --Milton.
 2. Contest; struggle; quarrel.
 Beyond dispute, Without dispute, indisputably; incontrovertibly.
 Syn: -- Altercation; controversy; argumentation; debate; discussion; quarrel; disagreement; difference; contention; wrangling. See Altercation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: difference, difference of
           opinion, conflict]
      2: coming into conflict with [syn: contravention]
      v 1: take exception to; "She challenged his claims" [syn: challenge,
      2: have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the
         question as to who discovered America"; "These tewo
         fellows are always scrapping over something" [syn: quarrel,
          scrap, argufy, altercate]