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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
    The outcome of the election was immediately disputed by the opposition parties.
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