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verb dispute pronunciation in British English /dɪˈspjuːt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydispute
he/she/itdisputes
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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