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Synonyms for argue
ˈɑr gyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argue, reason(verb)

    present reasons and arguments

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

  2. argue, contend, debate, fence(verb)

    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, indicate(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. argue(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    reason, plead, offer reasons, use arguments

  2. argue(v. n.)

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

  3. argue(v. a.)

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

  4. argue(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. argue(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce argue?

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How to say argue in sign language?

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How to use argue in a sentence?

  1. Lawrence Lessig:

    When you argue in person, you have a better understanding of what is being understood by the court, it's about being in the same room and watching the reactions of the justices.

  2. Mark Dayton:

    She’s been a great lieutenant governor. I would argue probably the best lieutenant governor our state has ever seen, she’s a true public servant who’s served this state in many roles.

  3. David Pilgrim:

    Funneling anger is risky business. Anger is a powerful fuel, and one could argue that much social change has resulted in no small part because of angry voices. In my half century of living, however, I have seen too many activists become frustrated and worn out—made callous by failed attempts to make change, with their idealistic passion devolving into seething anger, or worse, thick hatred.

  4. Allison Closs:

    Making things work with a human date can be so exhausting, danny’s not like that. He just goes with the flow . . . We never argue, never fight. Plus, he treats me the way a woman should be treated.

  5. Shawn Robbins:

    It could be awhile, but never say never, records are made to be broken, but no one in their right mind can argue there's been one more impressive than this.


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