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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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After the presentation, the neutral party may write an opinion that is then used by representatives of the disputing parties as a basis for further negotiations.
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As opposed to other dispute resolution approaches, mediation best meets this balance of organizational goals and Individual needs, Mediation is a process in which disputing parties meet with a trained, impartial, third party mediator.
A mediator assists disputing parties in voluntarily reaching a mutually acceptable resolution.