- To show grounds for concluding (that); to indicate, imply.
- 1910, Saki [pseudonym; Hector Hugh Munro], “The Soul of Laploshka”, in Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches, London: Methuen & Co. […], OCLC 1263167, page 69:
- 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.
- (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 over a disagreement about the science project.
- (intransitive) To have an argument, a quarrel.
- (transitive) To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).
- 2018, Kristin Lawless, Formerly known as food, →ISBN, page 192:
- Food manufacturers would argue that food additives and chemical-laden packaging extend shelf life, keep food production costs down, and enhance flavors; chemical manufacturers would argue that their various pesticides and herbicides protect crops and help farmers.
- He argued his point.
- He argued that America should stop Lend-Lease convoying because it needed to fortify its own Army with the supplies.
- (obsolete, transitive) To prove.
- (obsolete, transitive) To accuse.
terms derived from argue (verb)
to debate, disagree, or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints
to have an argument, a quarrel
to present a viewpoint
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Translations to be checked
- argue in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- argue in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of