disagree


disagree
verb
ADVERB
emphatically (esp. AmE), passionately, profoundly, sharply, strenuously, strongly, vehemently, vigorously, violently, wholeheartedly

The only time we sharply disagreed was over the children's education.

completely, entirely, totally

I disagree totally with this policy.

fundamentally
flatly

I flatly disagree with that policy.

respectfully

I must respectfully disagree with her on this point.

simply

He and I simply disagree.

openly, publicly

I feel uncomfortable publicly disagreeing with a colleague.

personally

I personally disagreed with several elements of the proposal.

obviously

Victoria and I obviously disagree on this issue.

not necessarily
VERB + DISAGREE
be difficult to, be hard to, can hardly

When I pointed out that it had been her idea in the first place, she could hardly disagree.

PREPOSITION
about

Frank and Alison disagree about everything.

on

We disagree on this matter.

over

Many in the government disagree over the scale of the changes.

with

I disagree strongly with this idea.

It is difficult to disagree with the chairman on this point.

PHRASES
to agree to disagree (= to agree with sb that you have different opinions about sth)
Disagree is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑court, ↑judge, ↑scientist, ↑side

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  • disagree */*/ — UK [ˌdɪsəˈɡriː] / US [ˌdɪsəˈɡrɪ] verb [intransitive] Word forms disagree : present tense I/you/we/they disagree he/she/it disagrees present participle disagreeing past tense disagreed past participle disagreed Ways of expressing disagreement: I m …   English dictionary


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