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

Definition of counterargue

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

Examples of counterargue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of counterargue

1661, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Counterargue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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