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Synonyms for argue
ˈɑr gyuar·gue

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. argue

    To plead for one is to employ argument or persuasion, or both in his behalf, usually with earnestness or importunity; similarly one may be said to plead for himself or for a cause, etc., or with direct object, to plead a case; in legal usage, pleading is argumentative, but in popular usage, pleading always implies some appeal to the feelings. One argues a case solely on rational grounds and supposably with fair consideration of both sides; he advocates one side for the purpose of carrying it, and under the influence of motives that may range all the way from cold self-interest to the highest and noblest impulses; he pleads a cause, or pleads for a person with still more intense feeling. Beseech, entreat, and implore imply impassioned earnestness, with direct and tender appeal to personal considerations. Press and urge imply more determined or perhaps authoritative insistence. Solicit is a weak word denoting merely an attempt to secure one's consent or cooperation, sometimes by sordid or corrupt motives.

    Synonyms:
    advocate, ask, beg, beseech, entreat, implore, plead, press, solicit, urge

    Preposition:
    Plead with the tyrant for the captive; plead against the oppression or the oppressor; plead to the indictment; at the bar; before the court; in open court.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. argue

    Synonyms:
    discuss, debate, prove, question, evidence, establish, imply, sift, dispute, persuade, controvert, contend, demonstrate, reason

    Antonyms:
    dictate, assert, propound, command

Princeton's WordNet

  1. argue, reasonverb

    present reasons and arguments

    Synonyms:
    reason out, indicate, debate, reason, conclude, fence, contend

  2. argue, contend, debate, fenceverb

    have an argument about something

    Synonyms:
    fence, fight, palisade, make do, indicate, consider, turn over, vie, deliberate, deal, postulate, manage, compete, struggle, debate, wall, repugn, grapple, reason, surround, contend, cope, make out, moot, fence in, get by, contest

  3. argue, indicateverb

    give evidence of

    "The evidence argues for your claim"; "The results indicate the need for more work"

    Synonyms:
    suggest, designate, indicate, fence, show, debate, reason, signal, point, betoken, bespeak, contend

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. argueverb

    Synonyms:
    reason, plead, offer reasons, use arguments

  2. argueverb

    Synonyms:
    dispute, debate, chop logic, try conclusions, bandy words or arguments, hold or carry on an argument

  3. argueverb

    Synonyms:
    show, indicate, evince, denote, imply, betoken, prove

  4. argueverb

    Synonyms:
    debate, discuss, VENTILATE, sift, contest, controvert, moot, reason upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. argueverb

    Synonyms:
    reason, plead, remonstrate, expostulate, contend, dispute, controvert, moot, discuss, prove, evince, betoken, indicate, imply, denote

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "argue":

    contend, allege, claim, assert, plead, discuss, say, support, affirm

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#438point
#496say
#592question
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#1246reason
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#21425solicit
#24551plead
#26576moot
#33817sift
#34397allege
#38502grapple
#48394postulate
#53000beseech
#54452palisade
#71598implore
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#187481bespeak
#269524controvert

How to use argue in a sentence?

  1. Sean Coleman:

    We expect a muddle through economy rather than a recession this year, nonetheless, you could argue the high yield markets are pricing in a recession.

  2. Jason Snead:

    I don’t know how many Americans, when you say that you’re fighting for voting rights, think that means that we should be directing taxpayer dollars to politicians’ campaigns, but that’s what some of these bills do, and a whole bunch of other stuff, which all is really designed to weaken voting safeguards and, I would argue, change the machinery of democracy to favor one party over the other.

  3. Paul Offit:

    First of all, that wasn't true. Those two proteins are very different. It's like saying you and I both have the same social security number because they both contain the number five. So that was wrong to begin with, if it was affecting fertility, if natural infection was affecting fertility, then birth rates should have gone down, but that's not what happened. Birth rates have actually gone up slightly. So, those are two pieces of evidence that argue against this vaccine or natural infection in any sense affecting fertility.

  4. Joey Jackson:

    You can argue it's morally reprehensible. But when you look at it from Sean Penn's perspective, he simply had a talk with a fugitive, you need some type of aiding or abetting or assisting or material support ... of a fugitive.

  5. Soren Schroder:

    We can argue that it is the uncertainty of the last 7-8 years that will make it very difficult to get that expansion, the industry is very fragile... It needs a period of stability to meet that expansion.


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