argue
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɑː.ɡjuː/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɑɹ.ɡju/
Verb

argue (argues, present participle arguing; past and past participle argued)

  1. To show grounds for concluding (that); to indicate, imply.
    • 1910, Saki, "The Soul of Laploshka", Reginald in Russia:
      To have killed Laploshka was one thing; to have kept his beloved money would have argued a callousness of feeling of which I was not capable.
  2. (intransitive) To debate, disagree or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.
    He also argued for stronger methods to be used against China.
    He argued as follows: America should stop Lend-Lease convoying, because it needs to fortify its own Army with the supplies.
    The two boys argued over a disagreement about the science project.
  3. (intransitive) To have an argument, a quarrel.
  4. (transitive) To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).
    He argued his point.
    He argued that America should stop Lend-Lease convoying because it needed to fortify its own Army with the supplies.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To prove.
  6. (obsolete, transitive) To accuse.
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Argue
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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