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ARGUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does argue mean? 

ARGUE (verb)
  The verb ARGUE has 3 senses:

1. present reasons and arguments
2. have an argument about something
3. give evidence of

  Familiarity information: ARGUE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARGUE (verb)


Sense 1argue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Present reasons and arguments

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

argue; reason

Hypernyms (to "argue" is one way to...):

lay out; present; represent (bring forward and present to the mind)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "argue"):

re-argue (argue again)

expostulate (reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion)

defend; fend for; support (argue or speak in defense of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue argue
Sam wants to argue with Sue


Sense 2argue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have an argument about something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

argue; contend; debate; fence

Hypernyms (to "argue" is one way to...):

converse; discourse (carry on a conversation)

"Argue" entails doing...:

differ; disagree; dissent; take issue (be of different opinions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "argue"):

stickle (dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points))

spar (fight verbally)

bicker; brabble; niggle; pettifog; quibble; squabble (argue over petty things)

altercate; argufy; dispute; quarrel; scrap (have a disagreement over something)

oppose (be against; express opposition to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue argue
Sam wants to argue with Sue


Sense 3argue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give evidence of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

argue; indicate

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "argue" is one way to...):

lay out; present; represent (bring forward and present to the mind)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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