dis·agree | \ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē \

Definition of disagree 

intransitive verb

1 : to fail to agree the two accounts disagree

2 : to differ in opinion he disagreed with me on every topic

3 : to cause discomfort or distress fried foods disagree with me

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Synonyms & Antonyms for disagree


differ, dissent


agree, assent, concur

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Examples of disagree in a Sentence

I think that I should sell my car, but he disagrees. the leader thought we were still headed north on the trail, but I disagreed

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Some people might disagree with me and advise candidates to have one resume and defend it. Pattie Hunt Sinacole, BostonGlobe.com, "How many different resumes should you have?," 14 July 2018 Today most disagree, according to data from Pew, a pollster. The Economist, "The welfare state needs updating," 12 July 2018 Iron Man and Captain America disagree, eventually violently. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "We rank every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from worst to best," 6 July 2018 Robert Paul, developer with Alternative Power Development Northwest LLC, disagrees that solar and wind are a much higher-cost resource than hydro. Heather Kennison, idahostatesman, "What's it like to rely on renewable energy? Look at life in Idaho.," 26 June 2018 Reasonable people can disagree about the right way to strike the balance, but that’s all there is to it — a political balancing act of costs and benefits in which the imperatives of border security need to be balanced against other considerations. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The pernicious myth of “open borders”," 22 June 2018 The department is duty-bound to defend federal laws in court, even when its lawyers or leaders disagree with the law, as long as reasonable arguments can be made in their defense. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Inside the Trump administration's assault on protections for people with preexisting medical conditions," 11 June 2018 Keith Gaddie, chairman of the political science department at the University of Oklahoma, disagreed. CBS News, "What's next for Scott Pruitt?," 6 July 2018 The new, bipartisan measure consolidates numerous private-care programs that were fragmented and inefficient and drew support from disparate veterans groups that often disagree. chicagotribune.com, "Trump signs veterans health bill as White House works against bipartisan plan to fund it," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of disagree

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for disagree

Middle English, to refuse assent, from Anglo-French desagreer, from des- dis- + agreer to agree

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English Language Learners Definition of disagree

: to have a different opinion : to fail to agree

: to be different

: to not be suitable for or pleasing to someone


dis·agree | \ˌdi-sə-ˈgrē \
disagreed; disagreeing

Kids Definition of disagree

1 : to have different ideas or opinions We disagreed over the price.

2 : to be unlike each other : be different Their descriptions disagree.

3 : to make ill Fried foods disagree with me.

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not any or not one

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