—v.i. 1. to engage in argument or debate.
2. to argue vehemently; wrangle or quarrel.
—v.t. 1. to argue or debate about; discuss.
2. to argue against; call in question: to dispute a proposal. 3. to quarrel or fight about; contest.
4. to strive against; oppose: to dispute an advance of troops.
—n. 1. a debate, controversy, or difference of opinion.
2. a wrangling argument; quarrel.