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 The court’s two dissenters disagreed, saying that voters are, in fact, part of their governments and, therefore, the constitution’s provisions apply to them as well. Dan Walters, Orange County Register, "Tax vote issue gets cloudier," 12 Sep. 2019 Speaking to Adelmann after the hearing, Travis said the state PTA didn't disagree with her quest for transparency. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Jefferson County judge delays release of JCPS' PTA spending records," 16 Sep. 2019 Even so, the often-playful film delivered the ridiculous pleasure of watching two vets work with and off each other, their characters disagreeing on the direction of the Catholic Church and trading stories about their spiritual journeys. Lisa Kennedy, The Know, "From “The Two Popes” to a Judy Garland biopic, the best films from the 2019 Telluride Film Festival," 5 Sep. 2019 Wilf may disagree, but Jadon Sancho is currently the best player in Europe. SI.com, "90min's Definitive European Power Rankings: Week 3," 30 Aug. 2019 Legal scholars mainly disagree on how to talk about that law-breaking, when detaining children at all may also be illegitimate under commitments such as the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. Wired, "Why Denying Migrants Flu Shots Is a Dangerous, Foolish Move," 28 Aug. 2019 Ma, who is scarred from her proximity to the wars with the Osage tribe in Minnesota, doesn’t disagree. Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "Little House, Big Fans: These People Really, Really Love Laura Ingalls Wilder," 24 Aug. 2019 Fans and other sports journalists covering college football will disagree vehemently with me about this, but expanding the playoff would help reset the sport’s competitive imbalance and allow for more parity. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "College football is broken, but there’s a fix," 20 Aug. 2019 Some might disagree with this approach, advocating instead for a consensus among all parties. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Don't Ask How to Pay for Climate Change. Ask Who," 2 Aug. 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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27 Oct 2019

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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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