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1‘no one was willing to disagree with him’
fail to agree, be in contention, be in dispute, be at odds, be at variance, not see eye to eye, differ from, dissent from, diverge from
contradict, gainsay, challenge, oppose
argue, debate, quarrel, bicker, wrangle, squabble, spar, dispute, take issue, row, altercate, clash, be at loggerheads, cross swords, lock horns
informal fall out, have words, scrap
2‘they disagreed with American policy’
disapprove of, oppose, dissent from, think wrong, be against, have a problem with, demur about, demur against, not believe in, not support
3‘their accounts disagree on details’
differ, be dissimilar, be unlike, be different, vary
contradict each other, conflict, clash, contrast, diverge, not correspond, not accord, be discordant
4‘the North Sea crossing seemed to have disagreed with her’
make ill, make unwell, nauseate, sicken, upset, cause illness to, cause discomfort to, be injurious to, have an adverse effect on
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