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dispute is a synonym of argument

noun [ dih-spyoot ]

dispute is another word for argument

✅  Argument can mean a contentious disagreement or a debate. Either way, it involves a back-and-forth exchange of differing points of view (She had an ongoing argument with her father about the merits of Game of Thrones).

✅  Dispute more broadly refers to a conflict. If it does refer to an argument, it’s usually one that’s brief, heated, or undignified (He was always resolving property line disputes among his neighbors).

✅  While an argument is typically between two persons, a dispute can involve two or more parties (labor disputes; border disputes).

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consider is a synonym of study

verb [ kuhn-sid-er ]

consider is another word for study

✅ The verb study implies focusing your mind on something and thinking in a deep or methodical way to understand it (The scientist studied the phenomenon).

✅ To consider something is also to focus your mind on it, often to think it over in order to make a decision or to act (consider the possibilities; consider the factors).

✅ Consider is the best word when you are faced with options or are being relied upon for a decision (I will seriously consider my service provider options).

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require is a synonym of need

verb [ ri-kwahyuhr ]

require is another word for need

Need is best when you want to stress the necessity of what is lacking (She needed an operation; He needed help). It’s also often used as an exaggerated version of want (I really need a fourth pair of sunglasses). 

✅ Use require in more formal or serious contexts, especially when something is absolutely necessary, as in He may require medical care.

✅ When you simply need or want something, it sounds overly formal or even rude to use require, as in I require ketchup. Still, it might be intentionally used in this way to be funny. 

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