UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈdɪspjuːt/, verb: /dɪˈspjuːt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈspyut/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(di spyo̅o̅t)

Inflections of 'dispute' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [legal, medical, business, civil, family, religious] dispute
  2. a [border, perimeter, boundary, territorial] dispute
  3. a dispute [about, over, concerning, regarding] the [border]
  4. a dispute over [tasks, responsibilities, limits]
  5. a dispute between [unions, friends, companies, neighbors]
  6. [a lengthy, an ongoing, a never-ending] dispute
  7. a [week, month, year] -long dispute (over)
  8. a dispute over [where, who, how much, what]
  9. [engaged, embroiled] in a (legal) dispute
  10. tried to [resolve, sort out, put an end to] the dispute
  11. involved in a [union, industrial] dispute (over)
  12. resolved their dispute [in, out of] court
  13. the [matter, question, point] is in dispute
  14. there is no dispute over the [fact that, existence of]
  15. a dispute over [working conditions, nuclear weapons, border controls]
  1. disputed her claim
  2. dispute the [issue, question, matter, facts]
  3. dispute the [outcome, validity]
  4. dispute the election
  5. you cannot dispute the facts
  6. cannot be disputed
  7. [can, will] be disputed in court
  8. has long been disputed
  9. disputed by experts
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