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[dis-uh-gree] /ˌdɪs əˈgri/
verb (used without object), disagreed, disagreeing.
to fail to agree; differ:
The conclusions disagree with the facts. The theories disagree in their basic premises.
to differ in opinion; dissent:
Three of the judges disagreed with the verdict.
to quarrel:
They disagreed violently and parted company.
to cause physical discomfort or ill effect (usually followed by with):
The oysters disagreed with her. Cold weather disagrees with me.
Origin of disagree
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French desagreer. See dis-1, agree
Related forms
predisagree, verb (used without object), predisagreed, predisagreeing. Unabridged
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  • Do you think it is a wise practice for judges who disagree with the majority of the court to file dissenting opinions?

    Government in the United States James Wilford Garner
  • It is this oil that causes bananas to disagree with some persons.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Once the split of houses was over we practically did not disagree at all.

  • The only point where we disagree is his confounded sectional prejudice.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Do you mean people who disagree on matters of political opinion and religious views?

British Dictionary definitions for disagree


verb -grees, -greeing, -greed (intransitive) often foll by with
to dissent in opinion (from another person) or dispute (about an idea, fact, etc)
to fail to correspond; conflict
to be unacceptable (to) or unfavourable (for); be incompatible (with): curry disagrees with me
to be opposed (to) in principle
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Word Origin and History for disagree

late 15c., "refuse to assent," from Old French desagreer (12c.), from des- (see dis-) + agreer (see agree). Related: Disagreed; disagreeing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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