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disagree

Syllabification: dis·a·gree
Pronunciation: /ˌdisəˈɡrē
 
/

Definition of disagree in English:

verb (disagrees, disagreeing, disagreed)

[no object]
1Have or express a different opinion: no one was willing to disagree with him historians often disagree
More example sentences
  • Len Wallace respected all opinions - even while disagreeing - and he was always honest, focused and principled.
  • Post-trial newspaper reports paint a picture of pathological mayhem, with medical experts disagreeing and changing their opinions.
  • But when relaxed, he is charming, deferring politely to opinions with which he disagrees and displaying a conscientious desire to understand.
Synonyms
take issue with, challenge, contradict, oppose;
be at variance with, be at odds with, not see eye to eye with, differ with, dissent from, be in dispute with, debate with, argue with, quarrel with, wrangle with, clash with, be at loggerheads with, cross swords with, lock horns with
formal gainsay
1.1 (disagree with) Disapprove of: she disagreed with the system of apartheid
More example sentences
  • So why stay in a government and fight a war she disagreed with?
  • We owe it to them not to scorn their work, even if we disagree with the cause they fought in.
  • It reached an absolute disaster from the French diplomatic point of view when French President Chirac attacked candidate EU states for disagreeing with French policy in what can only be called the most patronising terms.
2(Of statements or accounts) be inconsistent or fail to correspond: results that disagree with the findings reported so far
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  • The various accounts disagree over whether it was the whole of his left ear or just part of it which was cut.
  • The remaining ‘incongruous’ crosses disagreeing in gene order with the largest clique were used to infer the existence of inversion polymorphism.
  • Couples go through a number of statements and see whether they agree, disagree, or are undecided about them.
Synonyms
differ, be dissimilar, be different, vary, diverge;
contradict each other, conflict, clash, contrast
2.1 (disagree with) (Of food, climate, or an experience) have an adverse effect on (someone): the North Sea crossing seemed to have disagreed with her
Synonyms
make ill, make unwell, nauseate, sicken, upset

Origin

late 15th century (sense 2, also in the sense 'refuse to agree to'): from Old French desagreer.

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