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Dispute, vb. 1) intr. a) to contend by argument, to altercate: “you are --ing of your generals,” H6A I, 1, 73. “d. not with her; she is lunatic,” R3 I, 3, 254. “I'll have 't --d on,” Oth. I, 2, 75.
b) to argue, to reason: “thou --st like an infant,” LLL V, 1, 69. “though my soul --s well with my sense, that this may be some error, but no madness,” Tw. IV, 3, 9. “let me d. with thee of thy estate,” Rom. III, 3, 63.
2) trans. a) to call in question: “whether your grace be worthy, yea or no, d. not that: York is the worthier,” H6B I, 3, 111.
b) to discuss, to reason upon: “can he know man from man? d. his own estate?” Wint. IV, 4, 411. “d. it like a man. I shall do so, but I must also feel it as a man,” Mcb. IV, 3, 220.
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