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 The circumstances of her death have been disputed as Palestinian and Israeli officials disagree on who is responsible. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 11 May 2022 Garcia Herrero says the incident suggests separate forces within China's government disagree on when to end the crackdown. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, 6 May 2022 The problem is that three of the biggest religions in America disagree. Romina Ruiz-goiriena, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 Several parents involved in the court case and community disagree, saying Black students shouldn’t have to move to majority-white schools. al, 29 Apr. 2022 The idea of leaving Twitter in protest of Musk has become a talking point on the platform, and a reality for some who disagree with Musk’s stated aversion to proactive platform moderation of hate speech and misinformation that isn’t lawbreaking. NBC News, 28 Apr. 2022 The fight in the Atchafalaya is not against nature, but among humans who disagree about what to build next. Spencer George, Longreads, 28 Apr. 2022 Liberalism was founded on the premise that people disagree on the final ends of life or understandings of the good. Francis Fukuyama, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 For me, the moral of the story is that people on the internet are human beings, but also that there is worth in keeping people in your life who disagree with you. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 May 2022

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“Disagree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for disagree


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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