Essential Meaning of argue
1 : 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. She argued against the proposed law. The senator argued in favor of lowering taxes. See More ExamplesThey argued (convincingly/persuasively) against cutting the budget. He's always willing to argue for what is right. argue for better funding She argued that the proposed law should be defeated. He argued that it's far too early to make a decision.
2 : to cause (someone) to decide to do or not do something by giving reasons They tried to argue their parents into getting a new car. [=to persuade their parents to get a new car] No one can argue me out of doing this.
3 : to disagree or fight by using angry words : quarrel Their neighbors argued (with each other) all the time. They started arguing about/over politics/religion. She would argue with anyone.
Full Definition of argue
1 : to give reasons for or against something : reason argue for a new policy
2 : to contend or disagree in words : dispute They're always arguing about money.
1 : to give evidence of : indicate The facts argue his innocence.
2 : to consider the pros and cons of : discuss argue an issue
3 : to prove or try to prove by giving reasons : maintain asking for a chance to argue his case
4 : to persuade by giving reasons : induce couldn't argue her out of going
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