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

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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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But, while the argument for an ASAP-style wedding is pretty convincing, other sources disagree. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Everything We Know So Far About Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding Plans," 25 Oct. 2018 Agree or disagree by providing your own episode rankings in the comments section below, and make sure to keep checking THR.com/Westworld for continuing coverage of the series. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Westworld': Every Episode, Ranked," 27 June 2018 The Bay Area’s American Indian community rightfully disagrees. Caille Millner, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco has another chance to get rid of demeaning statue," 7 June 2018 On that flight, from Bali to Jakarta, the pilot’s and copilot’s sensors disagreed. Andi Jatmiko, The Seattle Times, "Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced," 7 Nov. 2018 Apple and Facebook have publicly disagreed on their respective approaches to data privacy. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Facebook violates Apple’s data-gathering rules, pulls VPN from App Store," 23 Aug. 2018 The implication was clear: The two sides disagreed on possible contract terms. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic Mailbag: What’s the deal with Orlando’s point guard situation?," 12 July 2018 Devin O'Malley, a Justice Department spokesman, said the department disagreed with Gee's Monday ruling and continued to review it. Author: Elliot Spagat, Anchorage Daily News, "Federal judge denies Trump administration’s request to indefinitely detain families," 10 July 2018 The different wins-above-replacement formulas used by Baseball-Reference, FanGraphs and Baseball Prospectus disagree on plenty, but all three recognize Turner as the best shortstop in the National League. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "All-Star Game Snubs: Blake Snell, Max Muncy and Seven Other Roster Whiffs," 8 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 \
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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