verb (used without object), ar·gued, ar·gu·ing.
verb (used with object), ar·gued, ar·gu·ing.
Origin of argue
Examples from the Web for argue
In the book, Tavris and Aronson argue that the same ability to overlook minor flaws in a marriage leads to overlooking major ones.
One could argue that this was never exactly hidden from her readers.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“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?|Chris Allbritton|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Starting with the idea of androgyny, you argue that there is a woman in every man, and vice versa.
You could, of course, argue that The Hunger Games has always been mature.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet|Kevin Fallon|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Peggy was by this time in the midst of her researches for her pocket, so she did not argue the point.Little Miss Peggy|Mrs. Molesworth
How absurd would it be then to argue against the existence of customs or facts, from the silence of such scanty records as these!Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3)|Thomas Percy
To have to talk, to argue, to explain to the unsympathetic was overmuch.A Tramp's Notebook|Morley Roberts
It was one of those tales which seem to argue a sort of ill-luck or fatality attached to the hero.The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. 1., Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
If you want to argue, argue about one pound fifteen and two.Eliza|Barry Pain
British Dictionary definitions for argue
verb -gues, -guing or -gued
Word Origin for argue
Word Origin and History 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.