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Disagreeing Expressions

12/04/2024 06:49:52

1.To disagree with someone or with an opinion

disagree / not agree verb [intransitive]: không đồng ý

  • Scholars continue to disagree about the meaning behind the poem.
  • Although he did not agree with Plato, he was profoundly influenced by him.
  • Scientists disagree among themselves on what causes the disease.
  • I strongly disagree with his views on immigration. (=I disagree with them very much)

take issue with a formal phrase meaning to strongly disagree with what someone has said: hoàn toàn không đồng ý (phản đối mạnh mẽ)

  • I feel that I must take issue with the article's conclusion.
  • Some people have taken issue with Conrad's description of the Congo in his novel 'The Heart of Darkness'.

dispute verb [transitive] to say that you think that something is not correct or not true: dispute được dùng để nói rằng bạn cho là điều gì đó không đúng hoặc không thật.

  • Researchers have disputed her claims.
  • No one disputes that the problem exists.

differ verb [intransitive] if people differ about something, they have a range of different opinions about it. If opinions, views, or tastes differ, people have different opinions, views, or tastes: có quan điểm, ý kiến khác nhau về vấn đề gì đó.

  • Critics differed sharply on the merits of his work. (=they had very different opinions)
  • Opinions differ about the proper relationship between the mass media and society.

be divided / split adjective if a group of people is divided or split on something, some of them have one opinion and others have a completely different opinion: bất đồng quan điểm (trong một nhóm người)

  • America's doctors remain deeply divided on the issue of whether it should be legal for a physician to help a terminally ill patient commit suicide.
  • Scientists were split on the uses to which the discoveries of atomic physics were being put.

be mistaken adjective used to say that you disagree with someone or with an opinion that they have, and think that they are wrong: có quan điểm sai lầm (được dùng để thể hiện rằng bạn không đồng ý với ý kiến của ai đó và cho rằng ý kiến đó là sai.)

  • He is mistaken if he believes that the United States will not respond to this threat.
  • Such a view is, however, seriously mistaken.


2.When people disagree about something

disagreement noun [uncountable and countable] if there is disagreement about something, people do not agree about it: sự bất đồng ý kiến

  • There is considerable disagreement among experts about the usefulness of these tests.
  • She found herself in disagreement with her colleagues on the issue. (=she found that she disagreed with them about it)

dispute noun [uncountable and countable] a serious disagreement, in which two people, organizations, or countries publicly disagree and argue with each other: sự bất đồng quan điểm nghiêm trọng

  • He became involved in a long legal dispute with his publisher.
  • There is considerable dispute over the precise definition of this term.
  • The United Nations is trying to settle the bitter and long-running dispute between the two countries.

controversy noun [uncountable and countable] serious disagreement, especially with people expressing strongly opposing views in newspapers, in books, on television etc: sự tranh luận, sự bất đồng quan điểm

  • There has been a lot of controversy over abortion in the US.
  • Alice Walker writes about the controversy surrounding the film version of her novel, 'The Color Purple'.
  • There is some controversy among biologists about whether this is actually true.


3.Causing disagreement

contentious adjective a formal word used to describe statements and situations that cause a lot of disagreement and argument: gây ra nhiều tranh luận

  • Water has been a contentious issue between Turkey and its neighbors for years.
  • One particularly contentious area in the field of health and safety is the valuation of human life itself.

controversial adjective causing a lot of disagreement among people, with strongly opposing opinions being expressed in newspapers, in books, on television etc: gây ra nhiều tranh luận

  • The use of genetic tests is a controversial issue.
  • The judge's decision was highly controversial at the time.

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