Definitions for argue
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word argue.
present reasons and arguments
argue, contend, debate, fenceverb
have an argument about something
give evidence of
"The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"
To shows grounds for concluding (that); to indicate, imply.
To debate, disagree or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.
To have an argument, a quarrel.
To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).
Etymology: From arguer, from arguere, probably connected with ἀργός; see argent, and compare declare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
If the world’s age and death be argued well,
By the sun’s fall, which now toward’s earth doth bend,
Then we might fear that virtue, since she fell
So low as woman, should be near her end. John Donne.
So many laws argue so many sins
Among them: how can God with such reside? Parad. Lost.
It argues distemper of the mind as well as of the body, when a man is continually tossing from one side to the other. South.
This argues a virtue and disposition in those sides of the rays, which answers to that virtue and disposition of the crystal. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
I have pleaded guilty to all thoughts and expressions of mine, which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.
The accidents are not the same, which would have argued him of a servile copying, and total barrenness of invention; yet the seas were the same. John Dryden, Fab. Pref.
Etymology: arguo, Lat.
I know your majesty has always lov’d her
So dear in heart, not to deny her what
A woman of less place might ask by law;
Scholars allow’d freely to argue for her. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.
Publick arguing oft serves not only to exasperate the minds, but to whet the wits of hereticks. Decay of Piety.
An idea of motion, not passing on, would perplex any one, who should argue from such an idea. John Locke.
It is a sort of poetical logick which I would make use of, to argue you into a protection of this play. William Congreve, Old Bat. Ded to.
Why do christians, of several persuasions, so fiercely argue against the salvability of each other. Decay of Piety.
He that by often arguing against his own sense, imposes falsehoods on others, is not far from believing himself. John Locke.
I do not see how they can argue with any one, without setting down strict boundaries. John Locke.
to invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason
to contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; -- followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him
to debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued
to prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning
to persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion
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
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.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'argue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2456
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'argue' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2346
Rank popularity for the word 'argue' in Verbs Frequency: #154
The numerical value of argue in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of argue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
You are in a place where the U.S. economy is a little softer, at least the data we are getting. I would argue it is still on solid footing, it is just we are in a bit of an ebb and the market is kind of ebbing with it a little bit.
We're going to renegotiate or we're going to pull out, we think trade is so obviously positive for every economy that it’s like trying to argue with a friend that he needs to breathe.
Abe can argue that denuclearization talks will take more time, it's unlikely to hurt his public approval at home, and it will give Trump a bump.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
In this phase, Germany needs someone who can speak and argue with some authority on monetary policy, therefore, Lautenschlaeger was not of much use in the Executive Board.
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- شجر, تشاجر, ناقشArabic
- спрачацца, паспрачаццаBelarusian
- debatovat, prokazovat, diskutovat, hádat se, argumentovatCzech
- streiten, diskutieren, argumentierenGerman
- debatir, argumentarSpanish
- kinastella, väitellä, riidelläFinnish
- se quereller, se disputer, affirmerFrench
- connsaichScottish Gaelic
- התווכח, טעןHebrew
- վիճաբանել, վիճել, պնդելArmenian
- dibattere, litigare, argomentare, discutereItalian
- 議論, 論ずるJapanese
- redetwisten, argumenteren, betogenDutch
- argumentar, arguir, discutir, debaterPortuguese
- a aduce argumente, discuta, certa, pledaRomanian
- обсуждать, споритьRussian
- sporiti, споритиSerbo-Croatian
- prepirati seSlovene
- argumentera, gräla, hävdaSwedish
- münakaşa etmek, kavga etmek, tartışmakTurkish
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