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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The pension board disagreed and voted to continue Dietscher's benefits. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Revoking pension of Milwaukee County official convicted in corruption case was 'unreasonable,' Appeals Court rules," 26 June 2019 Not many in the opinion business would disagree with that. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Oberlin’s $44 Million Mistake," 26 June 2019 Biel may disagree, but celebrities including Kristen Bell and her husband, actor Dax Shepard, have voiced their support for the legislation. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Despite Oppositions From Jessica Biel, California Passed That Vaccination Bill," 25 June 2019 That means working with residents, some of whom may disagree with how the town is changing. Dallas News, "'The place for me': Allen's new city manager faces changes, 'balancing act' as town grows," 19 June 2019 The women’s team disagrees with this position, and filed a federal complaint of wage discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2016. Tara Golshan, Vox, "How the US women’s soccer team 13-0 World Cup win against Thailand became about pay equity," 11 June 2019 But, Judge Watkins disagreed and on May 23 ordered Smollett's criminal case file unsealed. Fox News, "Jussie Smollett posts on Instagram for first time since alleged 'hoax' attack," 11 June 2019 Former state Attorney General George Jepsen disagreed and said the state should be allowed to offer sports betting to multiple operators. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Tolls, marijuana, sports betting: What happened with the major issues before the Connecticut legislature?," 9 June 2019 Rundstedt disagreed, and Hitler decided to hold most German armored forces in reserve under his own control until the invasion took place. National Geographic, "'Top Secret' maps reveal the massive Allied effort behind D-Day," 3 June 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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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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