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 arguing
Republicans rallied to the cause, arguing that the pipeline would create jobs.Hillary Praises Fracking, Stays Silent on Keystone|David Freedlander|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kaine picked up the former sentiment, arguing against the notion that America is on decline.
Many historians have leveled criticism at the Code, arguing that it was too conservative and supportive of the bourgeois.
Essentially he is arguing that there are functional trade-offs in developmental biology.
I realize we are taking more extreme positions than we really believe—all for the purpose of arguing.
Mr. Bennett felt, as every layman feels when arguing with a lawyer, as if he were in the coils of a python.The Girl on the Boat|Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The proposition is preposterous and I will not insult your intelligence by arguing it any further.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
For aught you or I know, every man in the world may be arguing with a Maisie of his own.'The Light That Failed|Rudyard Kipling
He was, of course, utterly wretched, impressed by the futility of arguing with her.A Poor Wise Man|Mary Roberts Rinehart
The three sat round till bed-time, listening, putting in, arguing.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for arguing
verb -gues, -guing or -gued
Word Origin for argue
Word Origin and History for arguing
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.