argue
[ˈɑːɡjuː]
VERB
argues (third person present) · argued (past tense) · argued (past participle) · arguing (present participle)
  1. give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one's view.
    "sociologists argue that inequalities in industrial societies are being reduced" ·
    "he argued for extra resources" · "‘It stands to reason,’ she argued"
    synonyms:
    contend · assert · declare · maintain · state · proclaim · advance ·
    insist · hold · claim · aver · avow · reason · attest · expostulate · testify · swear · certify · propound · submit · posit · postulate · adduce · move · advocate · opine · allege · make a case for · give reasons for · defend · explain · vindicate · justify · depose · represent · asseverate
    • (argue someone into/out of)
      persuade someone to do or not to do (something) by giving reasons.
      "I tried to argue him out of it"
      synonyms:
      persuade to · convince to · prevail on to · coax into ·
      talk someone round · dissuade from · persuade against · talk out of
  2. exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way.
    "the two men started arguing in a local pub" ·
    "I wasn't going to argue with a gun" · "she was too tired to argue the point"
    synonyms:
    quarrel · disagree · row · squabble · bicker · fight · wrangle · dispute ·
    feud · have a row · bandy words · have words · cross swords · lock horns · be at each other's throats · dissent · clash · differ · be at odds · fall out · scrap · argy-bargy · argufy · spat · go at it hammer and tongs · fight like cat and dog · altercate
Origin
Middle English: from Old French arguer, from Latin argutari ‘prattle’, frequentative of arguere ‘make clear, prove, accuse’.
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How to use argue in a sentence?
the farmers argue that parcelling out commercial farmland in small plots will reduce productivity.
many argue that the cause of animal rights is subsidiary to that of protecting the environment.
trying to argue that I had benefited in any way from the disaster was pure sophistry.
some geologists argue that the Anthropocene began with the Industrial Revolution.
there's probably somebody out there who would argue the point because Internet.
sociologists argue that inequalities in industrial societies are being reduced.
mainstream theologians argue that millenarians misuse scriptural prophecies.
Eva was an autocrat—people didn't argue unless they had a lot of courage.
they argue for the moral rightness of overthrowing the leader by force.
nobody can legitimately argue that he didn't pay his dues.
legally you can argue that it's all according to Hoyle.
they argue that prohibition of drugs will always fail.
it is hard to argue that Smith is ill-intentioned.
it's a waste of time trying to argue with him.
it is impossible to argue against a nihilist.
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How to say argue in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (VERB)argumenteer
Arabic (VERB)يجادل, تجادل, المجادلة, أتجادل, القول, اجادل, الجدال, نتجادل, يقولون
Bangla তর্ক
Bosnian (Latin) tvrde
Bulgarian (VERB)твърдят, спори, споря, застъпват, аргументират, казал, изтъкват
Cantonese (Traditional) 認為
Catalan (VERB)argumentar, sostenen, discutir
Chinese Simplified 认为
Chinese Traditional 認為
Croatian (VERB)raspravljati, tvrde, tvrditi, svađati, prepirati, argumentirati, svađu
Czech (VERB)argumentovat, tvrdí, namítnout, přít, dohadovat, hádat, polemizovat, prohlašují, uvádějí
Danish (VERB)argumentere, hævde, skændes, indvende, påstå, fremfører, mene, diskutere, anfører
Dutch (VERB)betogen, debatteren, beweren, argumenteren, pleiten, twisten, stellen, aanvoeren, redeneren
Estonian (VERB)väita, väidavad, vaielda
Fijian veiba
Filipino makipagtalo
Finnish (VERB)väittää, argumentoida, inttää, kiistää, sitä mieltä, esittävät
French (VERB)argumenter, faire valoir, soutiennent, disputer, arguer, affirment, plaider, discuter, prétendre, estiment
German (VERB)argumentieren, streiten, behaupten, diskutieren, plädieren
Greek (VERB)υποστηρίζουν, ισχυρίζονται, διαπληκτίζονται, προβάλλουν, διαφωνήσω, επιχείρημα, έλεγαν
Haitian Creole diskite
Hebrew (VERB)להתווכח, מתווכחים, תתווכח, אתווכח, לטעון, לריב
Hindi (VERB)बहस, तर्क
Hmong Daw sib ceg
Hungarian (VERB)azzal érvelnek, vitatkozni, azt állítják, érvelni, megvitat
Icelandic (VERB)rökrætt, rífast
Indonesian (VERB)berdebat, berpendapat, membantah, berargumentasi, memperdebatkan
Italian (VERB)sostengono, discutere, argomentare, litigare, obiettare, affermare
Japanese (VERB)主張, 論争, 議論, 言い争う, 論じる, 反論, 論じ, 唱える
Kiswahili (VERB)wanasema
Klingon ghoH
Korean (VERB)논쟁, 변론, 주장, 논할, 논, 있다고 주장
Latvian (VERB)apgalvot, strīdēties, oponēt, argumentēt, iebilst, diskutēt, apstrīdētu, pārliecināt
Lithuanian (VERB)teigia, ginčytis, įrodinėti, tvirtina, argumentų
Malagasy miady hevitra
Malay (Latin) (VERB)berhujah, berdebat, berpendapat
Maltese jargumentaw
Norwegian Bokmål hevde
Persian (VERB)استدلال
Polish (VERB)argumentować, twierdzą, spierać, kłócić, polemizować, sprzeczać, kłóć, kłócą, Dyskutować, utrzymują, dowodzić
Portuguese (VERB)argumentar, discutir, defendem, alegar, afirmam, brigar
Querétaro Otomi argumentan
Romanian (VERB)argumenta, susţin, cerţi, certaţi, ceartă
Russian (VERB)спорить, утверждают, поспорить, возразить, доказывать, рассуждать, ссориться, заявляют
(NOUN)спорили
Samoan e finau
Serbian (Cyrillic) тврде
Serbian (Latin) tvrde
Slovak (VERB)tvrdiť, argumentovať, dohadovať, namietať, hádať
Slovenian (VERB)trdijo, prepiraj, razpravljati, menijo
Spanish (VERB)argumentar, discutir, sostienen, argüir, alegan, aducir, afirmar, debatir
Swedish (VERB)argumentera, hävda, tvista, påstå, menar, bråka
Tahitian maniania
Tamil தர்க்கம்
Telugu వాదిస్తున్నారు
Thai เถียง
Tongan fakakikihi
Turkish (VERB)iddia, tartışma, olduğunu iddia, savunu, itiraz, kavga
Ukrainian (VERB)сперечатися, стверджують, заперечити, доводять
(NOUN)Доведіть
Urdu (VERB)بحث
Vietnamese (VERB)tranh luận
Welsh (VERB)dadlau, ddadlau
Yucatec Maya argumentan
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