dis·​agree | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē How to pronounce disagree (audio) \
disagreed; disagreeing; disagrees

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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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
Recent Examples on the Web State officials and environmentalists disagree over how much legal authority Newsom’s administration has to reject permits. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "California approved far more permits to drill oil, gas wells in 2020," 24 Dec. 2020 If the chambers disagree, the votes cast by the slate of electors certified by the governor prevails. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "After Michigan presidential electors convene, Electoral College votes head to Congress," 11 Dec. 2020 Reasonable people can disagree over artistic license and the writer’s duty of care to her or his subjects. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, "The Crown’s Majestic Untruths," 5 Dec. 2020 People can disagree vigorously, can argue about play-calling, the pass rush, or other points seemingly trivial without damage to a friendship. Mary Beth Mccauley, The Christian Science Monitor, "In a tough season, how Philadelphia Eagles fans are keeping the faith," 30 Nov. 2020 Both Dr Stosny and Dr Breland-Noble said that your crew can include people who agree or disagree with you politically. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "Election Stress Disorder Is A Thing — Here’s How To Cope," 5 Nov. 2020 When even Trump is praising the moderator, how can her peers disagree? Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "'A more normal debate': How CNN, Fox and NBC covered Trump-Biden highlights and lowlights," 23 Oct. 2020 People of good faith can and did disagree over whether he should have been removed from office for his solicitation of information from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky that would have been harmful to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Isaac Schorr, National Review, "Enough of ‘Orange Man Bad’," 18 Sep. 2020 This package of stories is a guide to help voters understand where the candidates agree and disagree. WSJ, "Election 2020: How Trump and Biden Compare on the Key Issues," 17 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of disagree was circa 1513

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16 Jan 2021

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“Disagree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce disagree (audio) \
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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