英 [dɪ'spjuːt; 'dɪspjuːt]
- vt. 辩论；怀疑；阻止；抗拒
- vi. 争论
- n. 辩论；争吵
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dis-, 分开，散开。-put, 思考，词源同compute, putative. 即不同的思考，引申词义争论。
- dispute:  Dispute comes via Old French disputer from Latin disputāre, a compound verb formed from the prefix dis- ‘separately’ and putāre ‘consider, reckon, think’ (source of a wide range of English words, from computer to reputation). It was originally a commercial term, denoting the calculation of a sum by considering each of its items separately, but its meaning eventually broadened out to ‘estimate, examine, weigh up’ – either mentally or (the sense which prevailed) by discussion with others.
The neutral sense ‘discuss’ held centre stage in classical Latin, but later (in the Vulgate, for instance) a note of acrimony appeared, signalling the beginnings of dispute’s current sense ‘argue’.
=> computer, count, putative, reputation
- dispute (v.)
- c. 1300, from Old French desputer (12c.) "dispute, fight over, contend for, discuss," from Latin disputare "weigh, examine, discuss, argue, explain," from dis- "separately" (see dis-) + putare "to count, consider," originally "to prune" (see pave).
Used in Vulgate in sense of "to argue, contend with words." Related: Disputable; disputed; disputing. The noun is not certainly recorded before 1590s (disputacioun in that sense is from late 14c.).
- 1. The council recently drew fire for its intervention in the dispute.
- 2. There are few goodies and baddies in this industrial dispute.
- 3. They agreed to try to settle their dispute by negotiation.
- 4. The dispute culminated last week in a lawsuit against the government.
- 5. The company is currently in dispute with the government over price fixing.
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