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  • nounargument
  • verbargue

synonyms for dispute

  • bickering
  • brawl
  • conflict
  • controversy
  • debate
  • disagreement
  • discord
  • discussion
  • disturbance
  • feud
  • friction
  • misunderstanding
  • quarrel
  • row
  • squabble
  • strife
  • wrangle
  • altercation
  • beef
  • broil
  • brouhaha
  • commotion
  • contention
  • dissension
  • embroilment
  • fireworks
  • flare-up
  • fracas
  • fuss
  • hubbub
  • miff
  • polemic
  • rumpus
  • squall
  • tiff
  • uproar
  • variance
  • words
  • bone of contention
  • difference of opinion
  • falling-out
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antonyms for dispute

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  • accord
  • agreement
  • calm
  • concord
  • concurrence
  • harmony
  • peace
  • quiet
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How to use dispute in a sentence

Compounding the performance issues, however, are personnel disputes.
THE LOSSES CONTINUE TO PILE UP FOR HEDGE FUND KING RAY DALIOBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
Problem is, the law is painfully vague on what happens in Congress if there’s a dispute between the chambers over seating electors.
SUNDAY MAGAZINE: THE DECIDERSDANIEL MALLOYSEPTEMBER 13, 2020OZY
In addition, Apple has also introduced a rule that seems tied to its recent dispute with Basecamp, developers of the Hey email app.
APPLE REVISES APP STORE RULES TO PERMIT GAME STREAMING APPS, CLARIFY IN-APP PURCHASES AND MORESARAH PEREZSEPTEMBER 11, 2020TECHCRUNCH
Accounts could be reported as suspicious for a wide variety of reasons—including, in theory, political disputes.
BRAZIL’S “FAKE NEWS” BILL WON’T SOLVE ITS MISINFORMATION PROBLEMAMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 10, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The move will be seen in Ethiopia as a definite show of support for its rivals in the dispute, in particular Egypt.
THE US IS CONSIDERING CUTTING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO ETHIOPIA OVER DAM DISPUTE WITH EGYPTZECHARIAS ZELALEMAUGUST 29, 2020QUARTZ
Authorities said Sheskey was among officers who responded to a domestic dispute, though they have not said whether Blake was part of the dispute.
PROSECUTORS CHARGE TEEN IN FATAL SHOOTING OF TWO PROTESTORS AND WOUNDING OF A THIRD IN KENOSHAKDUNN6AUGUST 28, 2020FORTUNE
They did not say whether Blake was armed or why police opened fire, they released no details on the dispute, and they did not immediately disclose the race of the three officers at the scene.
PROTESTS CONTINUE IN WISCONSIN AFTER POLICE SHOOTING OF JACOB BLAKEKDUNN6AUGUST 25, 2020FORTUNE
He said he understood that the fraud allegation was in dispute but, given the lack of evidence, he ordered Gladden to pay money she knew she didn’t owe or have.
SHE WAS SUED OVER RENT SHE DIDN’T OWE. IT TOOK SEVEN COURT DATES TO PROVE SHE WAS RIGHT.BY DANIELLE OHL, CAPITAL GAZETTE, AND TALIA BUFORD AND BEENA RAGHAVENDRAN, PROPUBLICAAUGUST 25, 2020PROPUBLICA
The dispute is shaping up into a major antitrust showdown as friction between developers and Apple has been building for more than a year.
APPLE FIRES BACK AT EPIC GAMES, SAYING IT SOUGHT ‘SIDE’ DEAL ON FORTNITE FEEVERNE KOPYTOFFAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
Turkey is mired in territorial disputes with Greece and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean as it searches for oil and gas in contested waters.
ERDOGAN HAILS TURKEY’S BIGGEST EVER ENERGY DISCOVERY. THE MARKETS ARE UNIMPRESSEDBERNHARD WARNERAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
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WORDS RELATED TO DISPUTE

  • alarm
  • argue
  • arouse
  • bug
  • bug up
  • burn up
  • confuse
  • craze
  • debate
  • discompose
  • disconcert
  • discuss
  • dispute
  • disquiet
  • distract
  • disturb
  • egg on
  • examine
  • excite
  • ferment
  • flurry
  • fluster
  • get to
  • incite
  • inflame
  • make flip
  • move
  • perturb
  • psych
  • rouse
  • ruffle
  • spook
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • trouble
  • turn on
  • unhinge
  • upset
  • ventilate
  • work up
  • worry
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