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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. argue(Verb)

    To prove.

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

  2. argue(Verb)

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

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

  3. argue(Verb)

    To debate, disagree or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.

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

  4. argue(Verb)

    To have an argument, a quarrel.

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

  5. argue(Verb)

    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. Argue(verb)

    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. Argue(verb)

    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. 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

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

  4. Argue(verb)

    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. Argue(verb)

    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. Argue(verb)

    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.]

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

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Numerology

  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. Randy Frederick:

    People tend to get a little bit spooked and feel low oil is a net negative( for the broader market), when really it's not, you could argue the S&P is a bit oversold right now after the three down days we've had.

  2. Neal Katyal:

    President Trump can try to argue that presidents are not amenable to subpoena under our Constitution, and that even if they are, the subpoena must be very narrow in scope, those are difficult arguments to make, but not impossible ones.

  3. James Zimmerman:

    China is clearly being impulsive here, they're lashing out and they're not interested in building any political capital with The Canadians, this plays very well to those nationalists in China who argue that arresting the Huawei Technologies executive was pushing China too far.

  4. Paul Turner:

    So I would argue that for these children, there is also a clear benefit of the vaccine on a personal level.

  5. David Herro:

    They came in person, they went around saying: 'This is what we are thinking of doing, are you aboard?' My view was that this is the worst thing. It is like going to the doctor: you don't want to hear you want to raise equity. But as much as the medicine tasted bitter, I really think it was the right thing to do. They hadn't expected the price of these commodities to fall as aggressively as they had, and they would rather be safe than sorry. I couldn't argue with that.

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