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 Health care worker Kate Schwartz is facing Republican incumbent Marie Waldron in the 75th Assembly District contest, and the two candidates disagree on several key issues confronting constituents. Lauryn Schroeder, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fallbrook health professional takes on Marie Waldron in 75th Assembly District race," 10 Oct. 2020 Stronger studies are under way, but some researchers disagree about the kind of evidence needed to prove the effectiveness of these face masks and about how the virus spreads, Peeples writes. Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, "Coronavirus News Roundup, October 3-October 9," 9 Oct. 2020 Who adjudicates a call when two referees disagree whether the ball was in or out? Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Inside the NBA bubble, pickleball battles have become the stuff of legend," 7 Oct. 2020 Trump said not to be 'afraid' of Covid-19 — but economists disagree. NBC News, "Trump downplays Covid-19 on return to White House as Biden says wearing a mask should be seen as 'patriotic'," 6 Oct. 2020 Harrison and the mother of the twins aren’t together and disagree on things, but Harrison is confident that going to college is the best chance for a better life for him and his twin sons. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, "Why play high school football during a pandemic? South Oak Cliff senior Justyn Harrison and his twin sons need it," 2 Oct. 2020 Some disagree and would rather the Senate simply push through yet another lifetime appointment from a president who's on his way out the door... Jason Silverstein, CBS News, "Here's what Mitch McConnell said about not filing a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year," 19 Sep. 2020 Individual researchers still passionately disagree about what quantum theory means. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, "How Does Science Really Work?," 28 Sep. 2020 Recent Pennsylvania polls disagree over the state of the race: Some show Trump and Biden in a competitive race, while others have Biden slightly ahead of Trump. Jonathan Lemire, Star Tribune, "Trump shifts focus to Pennsylvania to shore up reelection," 26 Sep. 2020

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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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18 Oct 2020

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“Disagree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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