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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 sorry, but…/Excuse me, but.../Pardon me, but... → used when politely telling someone that you do not agree with them Absolutely not/Of course not… → used for saying that you completely disagree with what someone has said I don't know/ I take your point/That's true, but… → used as polite ways of saying that you do not really agree with someone Speak for yourself… → an informal and sometimes impolite way of telling someone that your opinion is very different to theirs Don't make me laugh/Are you kidding?/You must be joking… → informal ways of telling someone you completely disagree with them, and you think that what they have said is crazy
Examples:
Sorry/Excuse me/Pardon me, but it was never proved that he stole that car. "I think I should accept the blame for the accident." "Absolutely not!/Of course not!/Nothing of the kind! There's no way it was your fault." "Peter is really unfriendly sometimes." "I don't know, he's always been very kind to me." "These taxes on petrol are far too high." "Well yes, I take your point. But maybe that'll encourage people to use their cars less." "She's a difficult person to work with." "That's true, but she's a really good designer." "We don't mind walking from here." "Speak for yourself! My feet are killing me!" "I really think the Beatles are overrated." "Are you kidding?/Don't make me laugh! They're better than any of the modern bands."  agree
1) to have an opinion that is different from the opinion that another person has

Teenagers and their parents often disagree.

Bob disagreed entirely, arguing that it was a risk worth taking.

disagree with:

I disagree with you – I think she's done a very good job.

He strongly disagreed with what Anne had said.

disagree on/about:

Dole and Evans disagree on many aspects of the new policy.

2) to contain different information, or to produce different results

Two pathologists examined the body, but their findings disagreed.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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