The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dispute \Dis*pute"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Disputed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Disputing.] [OE. desputen, disputen, OF. desputer,
disputer, F. disputer, from L. disputare, disputatum; dis- +
putare to clean; hence, fig., to clear up, set in order,
reckon, think. See Putative, Pure.]
To contend in argument; to argue against something
maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to
reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.
Therefore disputed [reasoned, --Rev. Ver.] he in
synagogue with the Jews. --Acts xvii.