disagree

verb

dis·​agree ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē How to pronounce disagree (audio)
disagreed; disagreeing; disagrees

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

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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of disagree was circa 1513

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“Disagree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

disagree

verb
dis·​agree ˌdis-ə-ˈgrē How to pronounce disagree (audio)
1
: to fail to agree
the two stories disagree
2
: to differ in opinion
disagree over the price
3
: to have an unpleasant effect
fried foods disagree with me

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