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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If the officer disagrees with the punishment, the individual can appeal to the Board of Rights. Mark Puente, latimes.com, "All-civilian panels could decide LAPD misconduct cases starting June 13," 4 June 2019 Simpson and Kate verbally disagreed on the listing. Essence, "Airbnb Host Kicks Guests Out Of House, Calls Them ‘Monkeys’," 4 June 2019 Protesters disagree on how to leverage the movement’s popularity in pressing Mr. Macron for change. Noemie Bisserbe, WSJ, "France’s Yellow Vests Are Unappeased and Back to Demanding Change," 27 Apr. 2019 The most frustrating part about social media is running into people who disagree with your opinions and express themselves in a toxic manner. Dana Corriel, SELF, "The Rise of the Social Media Doctor," 26 Apr. 2019 But that's all this was — a normal dispute within the range of things reasonable people can disagree about. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "There never were any “adults in the room”," 21 Dec. 2018 State lawyers argued that the payments were consistent with the mortgage settlement and were not subject to judicial review, but the court disagreed. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "California ordered to restore $331 million to fund for homeowners," 12 July 2018 David Gifford, a senior vice president at the American Health Care Association, a nursing home trade group, disagreed, saying there are legitimate reasons staffing varies. Jordan Rau, sandiegouniontribune.com, "‘It’s almost like a ghost town.’ Most nursing homes overstated staffing for years," 11 July 2018 If the umpire calls it a strike, the hitter has to come back to the plate and resume his at-bat, and now everybody knows the hitter disagrees with the umpire’s call. Lee Judge Special To The Star, kansascity, "Debate at the plate: Baseball's unwritten rules for arguing balls and strikes," 11 July 2018

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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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