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 Tracking the peopling of the Americas has been a difficult task, and archaeologists disagree over how and when humans arrived. Riley Black, Scientific American, 23 Sep. 2021 Bryce Young, Alabama QB1 and California kid, isn’t the most valuable player in the history of college football in any kind of traditional sense of that phrase, but his checking account might disagree. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 1 Sep. 2021 Although President Joe Biden has held firm that all U.S. troops must be out of the country by Tuesday, regardless of whether the evacuation mission at hand is complete, Americans broadly disagree, according to the poll. Quinn Scanlan, ABC News, 29 Aug. 2021 The next obvious place to look would be transportation, but analysts disagree on exactly how much gain is available here. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 24 Aug. 2021 For example, the Dallas Police Department and The Dallas Morning News both use their own maps of the city to determine where events occurred, and some residents will likely disagree with them. Neha Desaraju, Dallas News, 18 Aug. 2021 This programming will intentionally bring together individuals who usually have little interaction and who might disagree, creating an opportunity for conflicting voices to be heard and to collaborate. Lonnie G. Bunch Iii, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Aug. 2021 Popovich insists this is not about his legacy, but his players and assistants might disagree with him on that one. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 7 Aug. 2021 Popovich insists this is not about his legacy, but his players and assistants might disagree. Tim Reynolds, Chron, 7 Aug. 2021

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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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“Disagree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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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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