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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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