Translation of dispute in Spanish:

dispute

polémica, n.

Pronunciation /dɪˈspjuːt//dɪˈspjut/

noun

  • 1

    (controversy, clash)
    polémica feminine
    controversia feminine
    a border dispute un conflicto fronterizo
    • Relatives of people buried in the former Wesleyan cemetery in Cheetham Hill have been in dispute with Manchester city council for the past four months.
    • Both Kuerten and Marshall vowed not to ride on a team with O'Connor, and are in dispute with the selectors.
    • The sheep farmers had been in dispute with factories over what they claimed was a serious cut in the price being paid for lamb.
    • Unequal access to water will lead us to disputes and war, and heading off that spectre is also what skilled politicians exist for.
    • The initial dispute led to a brawl involving over ten people in which one was hit with a glass or glass bottle.
    • Families are finding themselves in dispute with the Revenue even when tax planning was the furthest thing from their minds.
    • Despite his dissatisfaction with financial constraints, Mr Martin said he was not in dispute with Mr McCreevy.
    • We had been in dispute with a major financial institution since February because we believed we had been sold an endowment policy that was not suitable.
    • As for her naïve belief that people would not fight to death over a parking space, Hilary Evans has clearly never seen my husband in dispute with another motorist.
    • Before that first stone was put in place the Bucknells were in dispute with the council over its design, and had two suggestions turned down.
    • As the alliance gradually grew into a federation, the many cantonal and communal differences led to frequent disputes and armed conflicts.
    • The consultants are in dispute with the Department over medical indemnity.
    • While she had been in dispute with the tax people about a year-and-a-half ago, she believed the matter had been settled and she was fully paid up.
    • To be in dispute with the club for which he had played and coached has obviously cut deep, yet Telfer, true to form, rationalises the issue.
    • Ms Baker is currently in dispute with West Wiltshire Housing Association, who she says are trying to evict her from the house for damage.
    • But consultants remain in dispute with the Government over a scheme aimed at streamlining public health compensation claims.
    • He believes those people already in dispute with their neighbours will exploit the legislation to cause as much aggravation as possible to rivals.
    • The engineers are in dispute with British Gas over the its plans to end a final salary pension scheme for new employees from January.
    • The obscure legal status of these territories and zones often leads to disputes and conflicts.
    • Shifting weather patterns would prompt changes that could lead to international disputes.
  • 2

    (debate) discusión feminine
    (quarrel) disputa feminine
    the territory in / under dispute el territorio en litigio
    • the matter is still in / under dispute aún no se ha llegado a un acuerdo sobre el asunto
    • her superiority in this field is beyond (all) dispute su superioridad en este campo es indiscutible
  • 3

    (leading to industrial action)
    conflicto (laboral) masculine
    an industrial/a pay dispute un conflicto laboral/salarial
    • the union is in dispute with management existe una situación de conflicto entre el sindicato y la patronal
    • Mr Hayes said the dispute had led to a shutdown of services to farmers and everything from the payment of EU monies to the issuing of cattle movement permits has been delayed.
    • The dispute has led to 263 staff being removed from the Department's payroll and farming activities being disrupted in various parts of the country.
    • Conductors are already in dispute with the company, while station and clerical staff are being balloted for industrial action.
    • The Wagner Act of 1935 also created the National Labor Relations Board to help oversee employee disputes in private industry.
    • An accountancy firm estimates that an escalation of the dispute leading to disruption of the national rail network could take the nation's bill up to £200m a day.
    • The strike was called by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, which is in dispute with the company over pay and conditions.
    • The dispute is over management's failure to fully inform employees about adverse changes to their superannuation scheme.
    • York, Wakefield and Doncaster stations are run by GNER and will not be affected as the unions are not in dispute with that company.
    • The dispute between management and doctors has been dragging on for a number of years, since a review of medical services within the State's prisons.
    • Security firm Brinks Allied is in dispute with its staff over new security arrangements which, the union claims, put its members in more danger.
    • Please forgive me for perhaps dealing with it in this way: we have received a huge amount of evidence of what is wrong with management, and why disputes are not resolved, and why you get employment law cases.
    • We have got to kiss and make up with the staff we have been in dispute with and get the team rebuilt.
    • Coun Stroud condemned the scheme as inappropriate at a time when the Fire Brigades Union is in dispute with the Government over pay.
    • Disputes in the fishing industry fall mainly into two groups but any type of dispute can lead to industrial action.
    • The group is also in dispute with the National Union of Journalists over the axing of 11 editorial positions.
    • The union, which represents most of the 2,500 workers in the dairy processing giant, is in dispute with the co-op over its procedural agreement.
    • The Senior National Officer for the union said they had come up against a brick wall when seeking talks with management over their disputes.
    • ALMOST 400 students at a city vocational school could be locked out for a day just weeks ahead of their State exams due to a dispute over the management there.
    • But Val Hampshire, who has been a control operator for 17 years, denied that the dispute was being led from London.
    • But Allan Craig added, if the council goes ahead with the plans, the would declare a dispute which could lead to industrial action of some kind.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(contest)

      discutir
      cuestionar
      I don't dispute (the fact) that it was a mistake no discuto que fue un error
      • it cannot be disputed that the idea is attractive no se puede negar / hay que reconocer que la idea resulta atrayente
      • I dispute the idea that … yo rechazo la idea de que …
      • Macclesfield took an early and disputed lead through a Lee Glover penalty and veteran Tony Ford equalised for the home side on 25 minutes.
      • They were, in effect, disputing some common territory, a point that the diagram reveals especially when Modernism triumphs after the Second World War.
      • You see, they were disputing territory with the guerillas.
      • In its classic sense, war means an armed conflict between two sovereign nations disputing control of territory.
      • Somalia became, and remains, a classic ‘failed state’ where warlords dispute resources and territory.
      • Scottish International fell runner Neil Wilkinson gave them the lead after Holmfirth, Morpeth and Derby all disputed top spot following the first three legs.
      • As the race progressed Hanks dropped back a little leaving Horspole and Neary to dispute the lead.
      • That left Martin Tomcyk and Alexandre Premat disputing the lead.
      • Similar struggles exist in east Malaysia, where the land rights of indigenous groups are bitterly disputed with loggers eager to harvest the timber for export.

    • 1.2

      (will/decision) impugnar
      • White is now disputing the head-rubbing charge.
      • Marshall disputes the argument that Dean has locked up the nomination.
      • In effect the accuracy of the vast majority of the series' facts could not be disputed or questioned in any way.
      • Cesare's claims of provocation weren't disputed; nobody quarrelled with Cesare Borgia at the height of his power.
      • Smith-Windsor also disputes the argument that if Talisman left Sudan, another company would take over.
      • Darling disputed these assertions of fact, but there were no proceedings in which he could be given a hearing or the matters resolved after full consideration.
      • He disputed Cross's evidence though he admitted he had told another prisoner that he had been involved.
      • There is a clear and substantial prejudice to the Claimant - she is unable to dispute the facts alleged by the Defendant that go to the heart of the case as both Cecil and Arthur are dead.
      • Now, underpinning all of those particular questions is the much more general consideration: what, if any, disputed question of fact is there in this case?
      • Of course, we will see in our learned friends' submission whether they dispute our repeated assertions that the evidence was uncontested.
      • Maddison disputes the interpretation and argues that 1820 is a much more crucial point separating periods of slow and rapid growth.
      • He also argued with the tournament referee and later disputed another decision with a linesman.
      • Some reliance was placed on this by him since the Claimant, it is not disputed, falls within that very broad category.
      • David Berman has disputed this view, arguing that Collins is, in fact, an atheist.
      • You're disputing a laying of charges against you; what are those charges?
      • And then I disputed every single charge our company had made on it!
      • When a member asks a question with an assertion contained within it, it is perfectly open to the Minister to answer the question by disputing the assertion.
      • It was not disputed that the words were spoken on a privileged occasion, but the plaintiff alleged that the privilege was defeated by malice on the defendant's part.
      • In any event, the International Committee of the Red Cross hotly disputes this claim.
      • Mr Haughey's solicitors dispute this conclusion and argue the monies came through Mr Traynor.

    • 1.3(argue)

      (question/point/subject) debatir
      (question/point/subject) discutir
      • Not a weekend has gone by where some, or all, of the teams are not discussing or disputing these regulations.
      • The physical borders may no longer exist but the authorities are watching and waiting for the moment when these disputed territories have to be renegotiated yet again.
      • I have to say that the Olympiad for breakaway regions, disputed territories and separatist enclaves quite appeals to me.
      • Not knowing how to argue in Mandarin, it is very difficult to dispute any bill or when you think you have been overcharged.
      • As usual, they don't try to argue with the post as a whole or dispute its principal themes.
      • Government officials now estimate 54,000 people are dead in the disputed territory.
      • Officers also impounded the motorcycle as disputed property and all three were charged with possession of a class 5 illegal drug.
      • As the country invaded its neighbour in a bid to retrieve disputed territory, the region witnessed the kind of fighting that would not have seemed out of place in Flanders during the first world war.

    • 1.4disputed past participle

      (decision) discutido
      (decision) polémico
      (territory) en litigio

  • 2

    • 2.1(fight for)

      (victory/possession/territory) disputarse
      our team disputed the match till the end nuestro equipo luchó hasta el final

    • 2.2(resist)

      (advance/entry) hacer frente a
      (entry/advance) resistir
      • At 1:30 p. m. the column is again in motion; no enemy has appeared to dispute the advance.
      • He has disposed of his surplus baggage and commissary stores, placing them out of reach of any descent of a force in this direction, and leaving him free to dispute the advance of the rebel army.