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 That's my best guess as to why Kyle is suddenly equating honesty with agreeing with her, and dishonesty with disagreeing with her. Jodi Walker, EW.com, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recap: Couples therapy rising," 21 May 2020 But the vote was far from unanimous, with the discussion bordering on argumentative at times as aldermen disagreed on how far the city should go in the name of public safety. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "In a testy vote, Waukesha officials remove citywide coronavirus pandemic restrictions," 21 May 2020 Breton and Zuckerberg have disagreed before about where Internet regulation should come from—is it governments or the social media giants that provide platforms for mass-misinformation? Fortune, "How Jeff Bezos built an A.I.-driven “cyber contraption” that puts customers first," 19 May 2020 Small acted as a foil On nearly every question directed at the candidates, Small disagreed with his opponents. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "8 takeaways from Indiana 5th Congressional District Republican debate," 12 May 2020 Under Trump’s executive order, that guidance has been reversed: The USDA could try to overrule local decisions if federal officials disagree. Michael Grabell, ProPublica, "What Happened When Health Officials Wanted to Close a Meatpacking Plant, but the Governor Said No," 7 May 2020 Ending school closures has clear benefits for children’s education and mental health—not to mention their parents’ well-being—but scientists disagree about the risks. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "Should schools reopen? Kids’ role in pandemic still a mystery," 4 May 2020 Though several analysts disagreed, they were widely ignored by Israel’s military and political leaders in the days before the war began. Pradheep J. Shanker, National Review, "COVID-19 and the Need to Hear Out Devil’s Advocates," 28 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile, Fauci has disagreed with President Donald Trump on a number of the latter's claims: Trump touted the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus, while Fauci warned of its dangers. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "The doctor who battled the 1918 influenza pandemic is a lot like Dr. Fauci," 5 May 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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25 May 2020

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“Disagree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 3 Jun. 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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