From French rédarguer, or its source Latin redarguere, from re- + arguere (“argue”).
redargue (third-person singular simple present redargues, present participle redarguing, simple past and past participle redargued)
- (Scotland, transitive) To defeat (someone) in an argument.
- (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.