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 Former prosecutor general Yuri Lutsenko disagreed and launched a smear campaign against Yovnovitch with the help from Rudy Giuliani, Trump's lawyer, Holmes said. George Petras, USA Today, "Key moments from all the Trump impeachment hearings," 21 Nov. 2019 As far as the hit is concerned, the intent was the part Randall disagreed with. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "Browns safety Damarious Randall says hit on Diontae Johnson wasn’t intentional," 20 Nov. 2019 New York City's chief medical examiner ruled his August 10 death a suicide by hanging, though a former medical examiner hired by Epstein's legal team has disagreed with that conclusion. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Prison guard expected to surrender to face charges related to Jeffrey Epstein's death," 19 Nov. 2019 Juul spokesman Austin Finan said the company disagrees with these allegations. BostonGlobe.com, "Juul Labs has yet another nicotine headache in Massachusetts.," 18 Nov. 2019 Reasonable minds can disagree on substantive issues that come before the board, but elevating those disagreements to personal attacks on the president reflect badly on the entire institution. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Wayne State students want board to stop fighting and start fixing real problems," 15 Nov. 2019 Just before the deal was to close, however, Enzo Ferrari pulled out, disagreeing with Ford's demand to retain financial control. Umber Bhatti, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Ford v Ferrari': 6 of the Film's Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations," 15 Nov. 2019 The two have disagreed about the economy and about Catalonia, the biggest issues facing Spain. The Economist, "Pedro Sánchez again falls short of a majority in Spain’s election," 14 Nov. 2019 The media and coaches had the Crimson Tide fourth after the five-point loss to No. 1 LSU and the CFP committee disagreed. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "Why CFP committee ranked Alabama behind Georgia, how it viewed LSU loss," 13 Nov. 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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24 Nov 2019

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“Disagree.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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