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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Synonyms & Antonyms for disagree


differ, dissent, nonconcur


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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Rather, many simply disagree with the prevailing political orthodoxy of liberals such as Weintraub. Hans A. Von Spakovsky, National Review, "FEC Chair Embarks Down the High-Tech Road to Censorship," 12 Sep. 2019 When Bolton disagreed with Trump, there was little personal affinity to ease the negotiations. Dexter Filkins, The New Yorker, "How John Bolton Got the Better of President Trump," 10 Sep. 2019 Some disagree about the effectiveness of firearms vs. bear spray. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Choose your firearm and your shot with care, and do the same when choosing bear deterrents," 9 Sep. 2019 The Akron school district, which sought the easing of test score requirements, disagreed with Aldis, but just partially. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland.com, "Graduation rates and grades may rise on Ohio’s state report cards, but are gains real?," 8 Sep. 2019 Bayou Bengals fans disagree, citing a recent string of studs in the secondary. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Texas-LSU a battle of DBUs," 5 Sep. 2019 In that survey, 82 percent of respondents—across age, region, and political affiliation—disagreed. Wired, "Poll Finds Americans Trust Police Use of Facial Recognition," 5 Sep. 2019 Mottolese disagreed and wrote in his decision that the commission needed to determine there was a specific harm to the public interest if the development was constructed. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Judge rules in favor of developer seeking to build affordable housing apartments in Newington," 4 Sep. 2019 Some 120 Israeli families who lost members in terror attacks disagree. Josefin Dolsten, sun-sentinel.com, "Why HBO series ‘Our Boys’ is causing controversy," 29 Aug. 2019

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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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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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