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verb dispute pronunciation in British English /dɪˈspjuːt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisputing
past tensedisputed
past participledisputed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to say that something such as a fact is not true or correct

    They do not dispute the fact that the company is in trouble.

    He disputed claims that the drug had not been adequately tested.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to argue about something
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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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