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argue

ar·gue

argue

 
 
pronunciation:
arg yu
parts of speech:
verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: argued, argues, arguing
definition 1: to give reasons for or against something.
Some of the parents argued against school uniforms.
similar words:
contend, debate, declare, protest, reason
definition 2: to express disagreement; quarrel.
The children argued over which movie to watch.
synonyms:
contend, disagree, quarrel
similar words:
bicker, clash, contest, debate, feud, wrangle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to state or claim in support of what one thinks or believes (often followed by a clause beginning with "that").
Her parents said the movie would be too scary for her to watch, but she argued that all her friends got to see it.
synonyms:
claim, maintain
similar words:
debate, dispute, state
derivation: arguer (n.)
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