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UK [ˈɑː(r)ɡju] / US [ˈɑrˌɡju] verb
Word forms "argue":
present tense I/you/we/they argue he/she/it argues present participle arguing past tense argued past participle argued
1)
a) [intransitive] if people argue, they speak to each other in an angry way because they disagree

Those girls are always arguing!

argue with:

Don't argue with me – you know I'm right.

argue about/over:

We used to argue over who should drive.

b) [intransitive/transitive] to discuss something with someone who has a different opinion from you

The programme gives people a chance to argue their ideas.

argue about/over:

They are still arguing over the details of the contract.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to give reasons why you believe that something is right or true

Successful economies, she argues, are those with the lowest taxes.

argue for/against:

Woolf's report argued for (= supported) an improvement in prison conditions.

argue that:

Reuben opposed the new road, arguing that it wasn't worth spending $25 million to cut seven minutes off drivers' journey times.

Several people stood up to argue against (= say they do not support) moving the students to the new school.


Collocations:
Adverbs frequently used with argue
▪  consistently, convincingly, forcefully, passionately, persuasively, plausibly, strongly

argue someone into/out of (doing) somethingBritish to persuade someone to do/not to do something

I've managed to argue him out of going to the match.

See:
toss II

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • argue — ⇒ARGUE, subst. fém. TECHNOL. Machine à cabestan maintenant la filière où sont dégrossis les blocs d or, d argent, de cuivre ou de laiton; p. ext. la filière elle même ou l atelier où elle fonctionne. ♦ Bureaux de l argue. Lieu ,,où les orfèvres… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Argue — Ar gue, v. t. 1. To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued. [1913 Webster] 2. To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • argue — ar·gue vb ar·gued, ar·gu·ing vi 1: to give reasons for or against a matter in dispute arguing for an extension 2: to present a case in court will argue for the defense vt …   Law dictionary

  • argue — argüe (del cat. u occit. «argue»; ant.) m. *Cabrestante. * * * argue. (Del cat. o prov. argue). m. desus. cabrestante (ǁ torno de eje vertical) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Argue — Ar gue, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Argued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arguing}.] [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.] 1. To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • argüe — (del cat. u occit. «argue»; ant.) m. *Cabrestante. * * * argüe. m. p. us. cabrestante (ǁ torno de eje vertical) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • argue — [v1] verbally fight altercate, bandy, battle, bicker, break with, buck, bump heads, contend, cross, cross swords, disagree, dispute, face down, face off, feud, gang up on, get in one’s face*, go one on one, hammer, hammer away, hash, hash over,… …   New thesaurus

  • argue — ► VERB (argues, argued, arguing) 1) exchange diverging or opposite views heatedly. 2) give reasons or cite evidence in support of something. ● argue the toss Cf. ↑argue the toss …   English terms dictionary

  • argue — (Del cat.) o prov. argue). m. desus. cabrestante (ǁ torno de eje vertical) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • argue — [är′gyo͞o] vi. argued, arguing [ME arguen < OFr arguer < VL argutare, for L argutari, to prattle, freq. of arguere, to make clear, prove < IE base * ar(e)g , gleaming (see ARGENT); OFr meaning and form infl. by arguere] 1. to give… …   English World dictionary

  • argué — argué, ée (ar gu é, ée) part. passé. Pièce arguée de faux …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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