What does argue mean?

Definitions for argue
ˈɑr gyuar·gue

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argue, reason(verb)

    present reasons and arguments

  2. argue, contend, debate, fence(verb)

    have an argument about something

  3. argue, indicate(verb)

    give evidence of

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


  1. argue(Verb)

    To prove.

  2. argue(Verb)

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

  3. argue(Verb)

    To debate, disagree or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.

  4. argue(Verb)

    To have an argument, a quarrel.

  5. argue(Verb)

    To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Argue(verb)

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

  2. Argue(verb)

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

  3. Argue(verb)

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

  4. Argue(verb)

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

  5. Argue(verb)

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

  6. Argue(verb)

    to blame; to accuse; to charge with

  7. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for argue »

  1. auger, rugae

  2. Auger

  3. Rugae

How to pronounce argue?

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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. Siddharth Astir:

    Argue the point not the person.

  2. Paul LePage:

    We can argue about how to get there.

  3. Mayerli Katua:

    We argue a lot. Couples and families fight.

  4. Marie Ebner von Eschenbach:

    Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.

  5. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:

    They should argue. That's a part of the process.

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