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From French rédarguer, or its source Latin redarguere, from re- + arguere (argue).

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redargue (third-person singular simple present redargues, present participle redarguing, simple past and past participle redargued)

  1. (Scotland, transitive) To defeat (someone) in an argument.
  2. (Scotland, transitive) To refute, rebut (a proposition, argument etc.).
    • 1771, Tobias Smollett, Humphry Clinker, Penguin Classics, 1985, p.27:
      The objections you mention, I humbly conceive, are such as may be redargued, if not entirely removed.

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