they disagreed
The word discrepaban is the imperfect form of discrepar in the third person plural. See the full discrepar conjugation.


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Usage note
In some areas, the prepositon "con" is used instead of "de" in the sense shown in 1), but this is considered nonstandard in some others.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to not agree; often used with "de" or "en")
a. to disagree
Discrepo de mi marido en muchas cosas, pero jamás nos planteamos el divorcio.I disagree with my husband on a lot of things, but we never thought about divorce.
Lamento discrepar, pero no creo que esa sea la mejor solución.I'm sorry to disagree, but I don't think that's the best solution.
2. (to not be the same; often used with "de")
a. to be different
Los colores de la foto discrepan mucho de los reales.The colors in the photograph are very different from the ones found in real life.
b. to differ
Las opiniones discrepan en lo que se refiere a las ventajas y desventajas de la Unión Europea.Opinions differ when it comes to the advantages and disadvantages of the European Union.
c. to be at odds
Los resultados de este análisis discrepan ligeramente de los que obtuvimos el año pasado.The results of this test are slightly at odds with the ones we obtained last year.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
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Los resultados de los dos estudios discrepan, por lo cual no podemos sacar conclusiones definitivas.There is a discrepancy between the results of the two studies, so we can't reach any definitive conclusions.
Las inversiones previstas discrepaban un poco de las inversiones realizadas.There were some discrepancies between planned and actual investment.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (diferenciarse)
a. to differ
2. (disentir)
a. to disagree
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intransitive verb
1 (estar en desacuerdo) to disagree;de with
discrepamos en varios puntos we disagree on a number of points; discrepo de esa opinión I disagree with that view
yo en eso discrepo de ellos
2 (diferenciarse) to differ;de from
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