Definition of disagree verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    disagree

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriː//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disagree
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriː//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriː//
     
    he / she / it disagrees
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːz//
     
    past simple disagreed
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːd//
     
    past participle disagreed
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːd//
     
    -ing form disagreeing
    BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈɡriːɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [intransitive] if two people disagree or one person disagrees with another about something, they have a different opinion about it Even friends disagree sometimes. No, I disagree. I don't think it would be the right thing to do. disagree (with somebody) (about/on/over something) He disagreed with his parents on most things. Some people disagree with this argument. disagree that… Few would disagree that students learn best when they are interested in the topic. Express YourselfDisagreeingIn a discussion, you may think that what other people say is wrong, but there are polite ways to convey this. It is common to express support for something that the other person says before expressing disagreement. I’m sorry, I don’t agree/​I have to disagree with you there. Well, actually, I’m not sure that that’s true. I don’t think that is exactly right. I wouldn’t agree that that's the best solution. I have to say that I don’t find that argument very convincing. I can’t go along with that idea. I take/​see your point, but I don't think it would work in practice. Actually, I think that would make the situation worse. Actually, I'm not sure that’s the best plan. I understand where you’re coming from, but I think we might want to take a different approach here. I can see why you might feel that way, but I think we need to handle this differently.
  2. 2  [intransitive] if statements or reports disagree, they give different information
  3. opposite agree
    Word Origin late 15th cent. (in sense (2), also in the sense ‘refuse to agree to’): from Old French desagreer.Extra examples He and I simply disagree. I disagree strongly with this idea. I disagree totally with this policy. I feel uncomfortable publicly disagreeing with a colleague. I flatly disagree with that policy. I must respectfully disagree with her on this point. I personally disagreed with several elements of the proposal. It is difficult to disagree with the chairman on this point. Jack and Robert disagree about everything. Many in the government disagree over the scale of the changes. Ministers disagree over the scale of the changes. The only time we sharply disagreed was over the children’s education. Victoria and I obviously disagree on this issue. We disagree on this matter. When I pointed out that it had been her idea in the first place, she could hardly disagree. No, I disagree. I don’t think it would be the right thing to do. She disagreed that building more roads was the only way to handle traffic congestion. Phrasal Verbsdisagree with somebodydisagree with doing something
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