What does argue mean?

Definitions for argue
ˈɑr gyuar·gue

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word argue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. argue, reasonverb

    present reasons and arguments

  2. argue, contend, debate, fenceverb

    have an argument about something

  3. argue, indicateverb

    give evidence of

    "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"

Wiktionary

  1. argueverb

    To prove.

    Etymology: From arguer, from arguere, probably connected with ἀργός; see argent, and compare declare.

  2. argueverb

    To shows grounds for concluding (that); to indicate, imply.

    Etymology: From arguer, from arguere, probably connected with ἀργός; see argent, and compare declare.

  3. argueverb

    To debate, disagree or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.

    Etymology: From arguer, from arguere, probably connected with ἀργός; see argent, and compare declare.

  4. argueverb

    To have an argument, a quarrel.

    Etymology: From arguer, from arguere, probably connected with ἀργός; see argent, and compare declare.

  5. argueverb

    To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).

    Etymology: From arguer, from arguere, probably connected with ἀργός; see argent, and compare declare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argueverb

    to invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason

    Etymology: [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]

  2. Argueverb

    to contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; -- followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him

    Etymology: [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]

  3. Argueverb

    to debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued

    Etymology: [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]

  4. Argueverb

    to prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning

    Etymology: [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]

  5. Argueverb

    to persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion

    Etymology: [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]

  6. Argueverb

    to blame; to accuse; to charge with

    Etymology: [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Argue

    ärg′ū, v.t. prove or evince: to prove by argument: to discuss: (obs.) to accuse.—v.i. to offer reasons: to dispute (with against, for, with, about):—pr.p. arg′ūing; pa.p. arg′ūed.—adj. Arg′ūable, capable of being argued.—n. Arg′ūer, one who argues: a reasoner.—To argue (a person) into, or out of, to persuade him into, or out of, a certain course of action. [O. Fr. arguer—L. argutāre, freq. of arguĕre, to prove.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'argue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2456

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    Rank popularity for the word 'argue' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2346

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    Rank popularity for the word 'argue' in Verbs Frequency: #154

Anagrams for argue »

  1. auger, rugae

  2. Auger

  3. Rugae

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of argue in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of argue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of argue in a Sentence

  1. Sean Coleman:

    We expect a muddle through economy rather than a recession this year, nonetheless, you could argue the high yield markets are pricing in a recession.

  2. Clarence Cox:

    I'm so sick of hearing Steve Mnuchin, and that Nancy Pelosi argue back and forth about the amount of money, you know, with Nancy Pelosi, it's all or nothing. With Steve Mnuchin, it's like, well, this is what the President said. And meanwhile, back at the ranch, all of us are sitting here trying to figure out how we're going to eat next week.

  3. Chris Marckres:

    It was a fairly meaningless amount compared to what Joseph Marszalkowski did for me and I literally had to argue with Joseph Marszalkowski, there's just not words to thank Joseph Marszalkowski enough. I'll never be able to thank Joseph Marszalkowski enough for for what Joseph Marszalkowski did.

  4. Adam Mount:

    Though the President Obama administration sporadically tried to restart negotiations, there was never discussion of a presidential summit. The Obama administration would have been very much out of keeping with policy. Past administrations would not have considered a presidential summit before a major accomplishment had been made, and more likely at the end of a disarmament process, the president( Donald Trump) has invented this idea out of thin air for reasons passing understanding. If he's trying to argue that Kim Jong Un likes Kim Jong more, I for one can't understand why he would take pride in that.

  5. Anton Heese:

    This is confounding for people who argue the yield curve is not giving its usual signal on the economy because of central bank action, the difficulty this time is we have an abnormal business cycle and more importantly an abnormal central bank cycle ... (although) one is always cautious about saying the current situation is different from previous periods in history.

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