Translation of dispute in Spanish:


polémica, n.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈspjut//dɪˈspjuːt/


  • 1

    (controversy, clash)
    polémica feminine
    controversia feminine
    a border dispute un conflicto fronterizo
    • Unequal access to water will lead us to disputes and war, and heading off that spectre is also what skilled politicians exist for.
    • 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.
    • Shifting weather patterns would prompt changes that could lead to international disputes.
    • He believes those people already in dispute with their neighbours will exploit the legislation to cause as much aggravation as possible to rivals.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The consultants are in dispute with the Department over medical indemnity.
    • Families are finding themselves in dispute with the Revenue even when tax planning was the furthest thing from their minds.
    • Both Kuerten and Marshall vowed not to ride on a team with O'Connor, and are in dispute with the selectors.
    • Ms Baker is currently in dispute with West Wiltshire Housing Association, who she says are trying to evict her from the house for damage.
    • The initial dispute led to a brawl involving over ten people in which one was hit with a glass or glass bottle.
    • The engineers are in dispute with British Gas over the its plans to end a final salary pension scheme for new employees from January.
    • But consultants remain in dispute with the Government over a scheme aimed at streamlining public health compensation claims.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • As the alliance gradually grew into a federation, the many cantonal and communal differences led to frequent disputes and armed conflicts.
    • 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.
    • Despite his dissatisfaction with financial constraints, Mr Martin said he was not in dispute with Mr McCreevy.
    • The sheep farmers had been in dispute with factories over what they claimed was a serious cut in the price being paid for lamb.
    • The obscure legal status of these territories and zones often leads to disputes and conflicts.
  • 2

    (debate) discusión feminine
    (quarrel) disputa feminine
    it is open to dispute whether he acted reasonably si actuó en forma razonable o no es discutible / se presta a discusión
    • 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
    • The group is also in dispute with the National Union of Journalists over the axing of 11 editorial positions.
    • The dispute is over management's failure to fully inform employees about adverse changes to their superannuation scheme.
    • Security firm Brinks Allied is in dispute with its staff over new security arrangements which, the union claims, put its members in more danger.
    • 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.
    • York, Wakefield and Doncaster stations are run by GNER and will not be affected as the unions are not in dispute with that company.
    • Disputes in the fishing industry fall mainly into two groups but any type of dispute can lead to industrial action.
    • The Senior National Officer for the union said they had come up against a brick wall when seeking talks with management over their disputes.
    • Conductors are already in dispute with the company, while station and clerical staff are being balloted for industrial action.
    • 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.
    • We have got to kiss and make up with the staff we have been in dispute with and get the team rebuilt.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • But Val Hampshire, who has been a control operator for 17 years, denied that the dispute was being led from London.
    • Coun Stroud condemned the scheme as inappropriate at a time when the Fire Brigades Union is in dispute with the Government over pay.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The strike was called by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, which is in dispute with the company over pay and conditions.
    • 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.
    • 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 Wagner Act of 1935 also created the National Labor Relations Board to help oversee employee disputes in private industry.

transitive verb

  • 1

    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 ...
  • 2

    (will/decision) impugnar
  • 3

    (point/question/subject) debatir
    (point/subject/question) discutir
  • 4disputed past p

    (decision) discutido
    (decision) polémico
    (territory) en litigio
  • 5

    (among many, fight for)
    our team disputed the match till the end nuestro equipo luchó hasta el final
  • 6

    (entry/advance) hacer frente a
    (entry/advance) resistir