coun·​ter·​ar·​gue ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈär-(ˌ)gyü How to pronounce counterargue (audio)
variants or counter-argue
counterargued or counter-argued; counterarguing or counter-arguing

transitive verb

: to give (reasons, statements, or facts) in opposition to an argument or in support of an opposing argument : to make or give (a counterargument)
The plastics industry counterargues that natural materials such as wood also produce toxic gases when burned …James R. Chiles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Others would counterargue that highway hypnosis is less threatening than the distracted driver. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 6 Sep. 2021 You might be tempted to counterargue that the self-driving car will be relatively inconspicuous. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterargue was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Counterargue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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