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 argues
He argues persuasively that the decision to launch the attack was completely contrary to reason and good military judgment.
While 15 miles per week has benefits, “the sweet spot is probably around 30 miles of running per week,” Williams argues.Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk|DailyBurn|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The instrumental view of culture has it wrong, she argues, and should be replaced with what she calls an “expressive view.”
The video also argues that ISIS is collecting followers across the Middle East, even as far east as China.A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage|Shane Harris|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Internet, ever becoming a greater part of the human experience, is at a crossroads, Dwyer argues in his book.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook|Jake Whitney|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is the higher reason, which argues from the known to the unknown.Astrology|Sepharial
Like Sancho Panza, he argues that the physician is worse than the disease.Northern Spain|Edgar T. A. Wigram
She is even at times disagreeably pompous and authoritative, and preaches rather than argues.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Guyot argues on the other side of the question to account for the intellectual diversity of the races of mankind.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
He argues as Hamlet would argue, but with, I think, a more convinced hopelessness.The Man Shakespeare|Frank Harris
British Dictionary definitions for argues
verb -gues, -guing or -gued
Word Origin for argue
Word Origin and History for argues
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.