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argue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of argue

  1. 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> Synonyms assert, contend, maintain, plead, reason Related Words adduce, cite, mention; claim, insist; affirm, aver, avouch, avow; advance, give, offer, propose, submit; advise, counsel, recommend, suggest, urge; convince, persuade; advocate, champion, defend, enforce, espouse, support; explain, justify, rationalize; consider, debate, discuss; confute, counter, disprove, rebut, refute

  2. 2 to express different opinions about something often angrily <that couple argues so incessantly it's a miracle they're still together> Synonyms altercate, argufy, bicker, brabble, brawl, controvert, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, jar, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle Related Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest, tangle; cavil, fuss, nitpick; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protest Phrases bandy words, butt heads, lock horns, mix it up Near Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent

  3. 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 persuade, bring, bring around, convert, convince, gain, get, induce, move, prevail (on or upon), satisfy, talk (into), win (over)Related Words blandish, blarney, cajole, coax, entreat, exhort, fast-talk, urge, wheedle; allure, beguile, lead on, lure, seduce, snow, tempt; brainwash, overpersuade; incline, influence, move, prompt, sell, sway; attract, draw, entice, interest; chew over, converse, debate, discuss, dispute, hash (over), moot; reason (with)Near Antonyms deter, discourage, dissuade, unsell

  4. 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, discuss, bandy, bat (around or back and forth), canvass (also canvas), debate, dispute, hash (over or out), moot, talk overRelated Words review, speak (about), talk (about); broach, introduce, propound, raise, stir up; forge, hammer out, talk out, thrash (out), wrestle (with); chew over, consider, deliberate, weigh

  5. 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> Synonyms confirm, attest, authenticate, bear out, certify, corroborate, substantiate, support, validate, verify, vindicateRelated Words avouch, back (up), testify (to), vouch (for), witness; guarantee, warrant; affirm, assert, aver, avow, declare, profess; demonstrate, document, establish, prove, reinforce (also reenforce)Near Antonyms contradict, gainsay; deny, disavow, disclaim; challenge, contest, dispute, questionAntonyms disprove, rebut, refute




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