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See also: Argue, argué, argüé, and argüe

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From Old French arguer, from Latin arguere (to declare, show, prove, make clear, reprove, accuse), q.v. for more.

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argue (third-person singular simple present argues, present participle arguing, simple past and past participle argued)

  1. (obsolete) To prove.
  2. To show grounds for concluding (that); to indicate, imply.
    • 1910, ‘Saki’, "The Soul of Laploshka", Reginald in Russia:
      To have killed Laploshka was one thing; to have kept his beloved money would have argued a callousness of feeling of which I was not capable.
  3. (intransitive) To debate, disagree, or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.
    He also argued for stronger methods to be used against China.
    He argued as follows: America should stop Lend-Lease convoying, because it needs to fortify its own Army with the supplies.
    The two boys argued because of disagreement about the science project.
  4. (intransitive) To have an argument, a quarrel.
  5. (transitive) To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).
    He argued his point.
    He argued that America should stop Lend-Lease convoying because it needed to fortify its own Army with the supplies.

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