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Pronunciation: /dɪˈspjuːt/

Translation of dispute in Spanish:


  • 1.1 countable/numerable (controversy, clash) polémica (feminine), controversia (feminine) a border dispute un conflicto fronterizo, un diferendo limítrofe (Latin America/América Latina) 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (debate) discusión (feminine); (quarrel) disputa (feminine) it is open to dispute whether he acted reasonably si actuó en forma razonable o no es discutible or se presta a discusión the territory in o under dispute el territorio en litigio the matter is still in o under dispute aún no se ha llegado a un acuerdo sobre el asunto her superiority in this field is beyond (all) dispute su superioridad en este campo es indiscutible
    Example sentences
    • But consultants remain in dispute with the Government over a scheme aimed at streamlining public health compensation claims.
    • As for her naïve belief that people would not fight to death over a parking space, Hilary Evans has clearly never seen my husband in dispute with another motorist.
    • While she had been in dispute with the tax people about a year-and-a-half ago, she believed the matter had been settled and she was fully paid up.
    1.3 countable/numerable (leading to industrial action) conflicto (masculine) (laboral) an industrial/a pay dispute un conflicto laboral/salarial the union is in dispute with management existe una situación de conflicto entre el sindicato y la patronal
    Example sentences
    • The Wagner Act of 1935 also created the National Labor Relations Board to help oversee employee disputes in private industry.
    • The dispute is over management's failure to fully inform employees about adverse changes to their superannuation scheme.
    • Please forgive me for perhaps dealing with it in this way: we have received a huge amount of evidence of what is wrong with management, and why disputes are not resolved, and why you get employment law cases.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (contest) discutir, cuestionar I don't dispute (the fact) that it was a mistake no discuto que fue un error it cannot be disputed that the idea is attractive no se puede negar or hay que reconocer que la idea resulta atrayente I dispute the idea that … yo rechazo la idea de que … 1.2 [will/decision] impugnar 1.3 (argue) [point/question/subject] debatir, discutir 1.4
    (disputed past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [decision] discutido, polémico; [territory] en litigio
  • 2 2.1 (fight for) [possession/victory/territory] (among many) disputarse our team disputed the match till the end nuestro equipo luchó hasta el final 2.2 (resist) [entry/advance] hacer* frente a, resistir

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