disagree

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verb 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

Examples of disagree in a Sentence

  1. I think that I should sell my car, but he disagrees.

  2. the leader thought we were still headed north on the trail, but I disagreed

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Origin and Etymology of disagree

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



DISAGREE Defined for English Language Learners

disagree

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Definition of disagree for English Language Learners

  • : to have a different opinion : to fail to agree

  • : to be different

  • : to not be suitable for or pleasing to someone


DISAGREE Defined for Kids

disagree

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verb dis·agree \ ˌdi-sə-ˈgrē \

Definition of disagree for Students

disagreed; disagreeing
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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