Definition of argue
- argue for a new policy
- They're always arguing about money.
- The facts argue his innocence.
- argue an issue
- asking for a chance to argue his case
- couldn't argue her out of going
She argued against the proposed law.
The senator argued in favor of lowering taxes.
He's always willing to argue for what is right.
She argued that the proposed law should be defeated.
He argued that it's far too early to make a decision.
No one can argue me out of doing this.
They started arguing about politics.
She would argue with anyone.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to give reasons for or against something : to say or write things in order to change someone's opinion about what is true, what should be done, etc.
: to cause (someone) to decide to do or not do something by giving reasons
: to disagree or fight by using angry words
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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