HyperDic: argue

English > 3 senses of the word argue:
VERBcommunicationargue, reasonpresent reasons and arguments
communicationargue, contend, debate, fencehave an argument about something
communicationargue, indicategive evidence of
argue > pronunciation
Soundsaa'rgyuw
Rhymesanew ... Yue: 59 rhymes with yuw...
English > argue: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningPresent reasons and arguments.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelSam and Sue argue; Sam wants to argue with Sue
Synonymreason
Narrowerdefend, support, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of
expostulatereason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion
re-argueargue again
Broaderpresent, represent, lay outbring forward and present to the mind
Spanishargüir, argumentar, razonar
Catalanargüir, argumentar
Adjectivesarguablecapable of being supported by argument
Nounsarguersomeone who engages in debate
argument, argumentationa discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
argumentationa course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood
English > argue: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningHave an argument about something.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue argue; Sam wants to argue with Sue
Synonymscontend, debate, fence
Entailsdisagree, differ, dissent, take issueBe of different opinions
NarroweropposeBe against
quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateHave a disagreement over something
quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleargue over petty things
sparfight verbally
stickledispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)
Broaderconverse, discoursecarry on a conversation
Spanishargumentar, debatir, deliberar, discutir, polemizar, reñir
Catalanargumentar, debatre, deliberar, discutir, polemitzar
Adjectivesargumentativegiven to or characterized by argument
Nounsarguersomeone who engages in debate
argumenta contentious speech act
English > argue: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningGive evidence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The evidence argues for your claim"
Synonymindicate
Broaderpresent, represent, lay outbring forward and present to the mind
Spanishapuntar, argumentar, demostrar, indicar, señalar
Catalanapuntar, demostrar, indicar
Nounsargumenta fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
argumentationa course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood
argumentationa discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal

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