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 arguer
Just as the explainer may pass from cause to effect so may the arguer.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
This was too direct a slap at Elmer Spiker to pass unnoticed; Elmer was too old an arguer to use any ponderous weapon in return.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
No future arguer against miracles can afford to pass it over.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
I listened to him without interrupting, which slightly embarrassed him, for Perrin was an arguer but not an orator.My Double Life|Sarah Bernhardt
Or will the arguer fall back upon the assertion that self-interest refers merely to the acquisition of material goods?Freeland|Theodor Hertzka
verb -gues, -guing or -gued
Word Origin for argue
late 14c., agent noun from argue (v.).
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.