verb (used without object), ar·gued, ar·gu·ing.
verb (used with object), ar·gued, ar·gu·ing.
Origin of argue
Related Words for arguecontend, squabble, disagree, quibble, dispute, quarrel, claim, suggest, defend, testify, assert, indicate, maintain, plead, demonstrate, appeal, explain, present, question, clarify
Examples from the Web for argue
Contemporary Examples of argue
In the book, Tavris and Aronson argue that the same ability to overlook minor flaws in a marriage leads to overlooking major ones.Why Didn’t Camille Dump Bill Cosby?
December 17, 2014
One could argue that this was never exactly hidden from her readers.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling
December 11, 2014
“Women go to the bathroom together and gossip, talk and argue all the time,” Vithi Cuc told The National.Middle East Murder Mystery: Who Killed an American Teacher in Abu Dhabi?
December 3, 2014
Starting with the idea of androgyny, you argue that there is a woman in every man, and vice versa.Living Black & Gay in the ’50s
December 3, 2014
You could, of course, argue that The Hunger Games has always been mature.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet
November 20, 2014
Historical Examples of argue
"I'll tell you how it is," said the big man in the tone of one who is willing to argue a point.Way of the Lawless
Mrs. Roberts was not in the mood to argue; she was bent on information.
But, for all that, I don't mean to argue Mrs. Roberts' cause.
"But I can't see——" Aggie began to argue with the petulance of a spoiled child.Within the Law
Then they would crowd around the Cacique of the Sun to argue the matter.The Trail Book
verb -gues, -guing or -gued
Word Origin for argue
c.1300, "to make reasoned statements to prove or refute a proposition," from Old French arguer "maintain an opinion or view; harry, reproach, accuse, blame" (12c.), from Latin argutare "to prattle, prate," frequentative of arguere "make clear, make known, prove, declare, demonstrate," from PIE *argu-yo-, from root *arg- "to shine, be white, bright, clear" (see argent). Meaning "to oppose, dispute" is from late 14c. Related: Argued; arguing.