|1.||[ noun ] a disagreement or argument about something important|
|Synonyms:||difference_of_opinion difference conflict|
"he had a dispute with his wife" "there were irreconcilable differences" "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"
|Related terms:||disagreement fight controversy quarrel collision disagree|
|2.||[ verb ] take exception to|
"She challenged his claims"
|Related terms:||contest call call challenge question|
|3.||[ verb ] have a disagreement over something|
|Synonyms:||quarrel scrap altercate argufy|
"We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America" "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
|Related terms:||argue brawl fall_out polemize spat fight controversy debate quarrel quarreler|
|4.||[ noun ] coming into conflict with|
|Related terms:||resistance conflict|