Definition of argument
- a defense attorney's closing argument
- having an argument over/about money
- trying to settle an argument
- They presented their arguments in favor of the proposal.
They made a compelling argument for our participation.
The committee presented strong arguments against building a new school.
a lawyer's closing argument at the trial
His argument did not convince his opponents.
Let us accept, for the sake of argument, that she is right.
Don't you want to hear both sides of the argument?
They were always getting into arguments about politics.
There were many arguments about the new design.
They settled an argument that started in class.
I don't want to hear any arguments about whether you'll go.
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altercation, battle royal, bicker, brawl, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, donnybrook, falling-out, fight, hassle, imbroglio, misunderstanding, quarrel, rhubarb, row, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle;
: a statement or series of statements for or against something
: a discussion in which people express different opinions about something
: an angry disagreement
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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