|1.||to argue, debate, or quarrel about (something)|
|2.||(tr; may take a clause as object) to doubt the validity, etc, of|
|3.||(tr) to seek to win; contest for|
|4.||(tr) to struggle against; resist|
|5.||an argument or quarrel|
|[C13: from Late Latin disputāre to contend verbally, from Latin: to discuss, from |
see in dispute.