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. Incumbent Andrzej Duda:

    If the Polish parliament decides on such a solution... I of course will agree to such a solution, I am not going to argue with the will of parliament.

  2. David Goulson:

    At this point in time it is no longer credible to argue that agricultural use of neonicotinoids does not harm wild bees.

  3. Bill Roggio:

    I would argue the Trump administration sold the Afghan government out the minute they excluded the Afghan government from the talks and this US-Taliban ceasefire is just an extension of that, the US is 100 % betraying the Afghan people, the Afghan government, and the Afghan military in order to extricate The US from the country.

  4. Norman Mailer:

    Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.

  5. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

    Incumbent operators argue that if they cannot merge with their rivals in the same country they will be unable to increase their investment. I've heard this claim quite often, but I have not seen evidence that this is the case, instead, there is ample evidence that excessive consolidation may lead not only to less competition and more expensive bills for consumers, but that it also reduces the incentives in national markets to innovate.

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