argue


argue

verb

Definition of ARGUE

1
to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration <argued that a bake sale would make a lot less money than a car wash>
2
to express different opinions about something often angrily <that couple argues so incessantly it's a miracle they're still together>
Phrases bandy words, butt heads, lock horns, mix it up
3
to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests <argued my boss into letting me telecommute for four days a week>
Synonyms argue, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)
Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell
4
to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion <candidates arguing gun control in a nationally televised debate>
Synonyms agitate, argue, bandy, bat (around or back and forth), canvass (also canvas), debate, dispute, hash (over or out), moot, talk over
5
to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factualness of <the security video argues that it was a taller man who entered the building>
Related Words avouch, back (up), testify (to), vouch (for), witness; guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, declare, profess; demonstrate, document, establish, prove, reinforce (also reenforce)
Antonyms disprove, rebut, refute

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