ar gy@ m@nt
definition 1: a discussion in which there is disagreement along with presentation of various sides of an issue.
example: The class was divided in the argument over the primary cause of the war.
definition 2: a heated discussion; verbal quarrel.
example: The husband and wife had had an argument and now refused to speak to each other.
definition 3: a reason in favor of or against something.
example: Her argument in favor of expanding the physical education program was convincing.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun argument (definition 3)
ADJECTIVE + argument: strong ~ , logical ~ , convincing ~ , compelling ~ , persuasive ~ , powerful ~ , valid ~ , coherent ~ , cogent ~ , rational ~ , counter ~ , questionable ~ , circular ~ , weak ~ , invalid ~ , irrelevant ~ , fallacious ~ , untenable ~ , unconvincing ~ , specious ~
VERB + argument: present ~ , put forward ~ , advance ~ , support ~ , strengthen ~ , accept ~ , refute ~ , reject ~ , counter ~ , dismiss ~ , undermine ~ , construct ~ , summarize ~