verb (disagrees, disagreeing, disagreed)[no object]
- 1Have or express a different opinion: no one was willing to disagree with him historians often disagreeMore example sentences
fail to agree, be in dispute/contention, be at variance/odds, not see eye to eye, differ from, dissent from, diverge from; contradict, gainsay, challenge, oppose; argue, debate, quarrel, bicker, wrangle, squabble, spar, dispute, take issue, row, altercate, clash, be at loggerheads, cross swords, lock horns• archaic disaccord
- 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.
- 1.1 (disagree with) Disapprove of: she disagreed with the system of apartheidMore 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 which disagree with the findings reported so farMore example sentences
- 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.
late 15th century ( in sense 2, also in the sense 'refuse to agree to'): from Old French desagreer.