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dispute (something) with (someone)

To argue with someone about something. Why do you feel the need to dispute such a trivial matter with your sister? The team's captain is now disputing the penalty call with the referee.
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in dispute

Causing doubt, disagreement, or controversy. You're qualifications are not in dispute; it's your demeanor in the office that we have an issue with. The inheritance has been in dispute among the siblings for many years now.
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dispute something with someone

to argue with someone about something, such as an amount of money. The customer disputed the amount of the check with the waiter. Please don't feel like you have to dispute every bill with the supplier.
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in dispute

Disagreed about, in controversy. For example, This parcel of land is in dispute, claimed by several persons, or The origin of this phrase is in dispute. [Mid-1600s]
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22) Observed differences in the frequencies of wrong, correct, and disputable decisions are statistically significant.
BKIRKI: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir said on Sunday it is a priority for the country to elect a president before discussing any of the disputable issues between bickering politicians.
A disputable item is any item of income, gain, loss, deduction or credit if the taxpayer:
1 PAUL GASCOIGNE: "I've been booked 14 times this season, eight of which were my fault, but seven were disputable.
PAUL GASCOIGNE: 'I've had 14 bookings this season, eight of which were my fault but seven were disputable.
I've had 14 bookings this season," he said, "eight of which were my fault, but seven of which were disputable.
The first disputable incident came when Sprott was given a count late in the fourth round after taking a low blow.
The first disputable incident of the evening came when Sprott was given a count late in the fourth round after taking a low blow.
And, if the number of disputable items is finite and limited, the solution of the connected problems is possible.
The commission's decision is so clearly disputable that only a judgment in favor of Deutsche Post is conceivable," he said in a statement.
They then must be forced by advocacy measures to an often reluctant outcome, that "public perceptions of risk are legitimate and must be treated as such, that risk management subsists in an inherently disputable zone .
The starting point of andragogy as an independent science of adult education within the concept of lifelong learning is no longer disputable.
The significance of these numbers to major retailers and their main suppliers of meat is partly as a justification for the continued dispersal of kill capacity with its associated diseconomies and disputable overcapacity.
While in Shalit's case it's disputable whether the accusations were founded, in Minkowitz's case it's clear that GLAAD's rant was sheer hokum.
The suspicious shop owner called police who found the couple in possession of a number of disputable credit cards.