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 regular debate of whether Alabama or Georgia should be No. 1, with Doug and Shehan continuing to disagree. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2021 Most of us who love the Great White Way, even those who might only have traveled there in their imaginations, would be hard-pressed to disagree. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Aug. 2021 But when advisers refuse to disagree with the president, an administration can be at risk of groupthink. Tevi Troy, WSJ, 22 Aug. 2021 Which, while a totally worthy subject on which to disagree, has zero to do with whether Biden is all there or not. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 19 Aug. 2021 Early pioneers of stress physiology focused on human problems and viewed such stress responses as pathological, but Boonstra has come to disagree. Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Aug. 2021 They weren’t allowed to disagree in their early years at home. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2021 Avoid it if your skin is acne-prone or overly oily (coconut oil tends to disagree with your pores if that’s the case). Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 15 Aug. 2021 However, a growing number of celebrities seem to disagree. Michelle Rui, Vogue, 9 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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25 Sep 2021

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“Disagree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disagree. Accessed 25 Sep. 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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