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Synonyms for argue
ˈɑr gyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argue, reason(verb)

    present reasons and arguments

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

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

    have an argument about something

    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"

    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.

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

    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

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

    dictate, assert, propound, command

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. argue(v. n.)

    reason, plead, offer reasons, use arguments

  2. argue(v. n.)

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

  3. argue(v. a.)

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

  4. argue(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. argue(v)

    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

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How to use argue in a sentence?

  1. Hillary Clinton as bad:

    When it comes to creating jobs, I would argue, it’s not even close, he hasn't offered any credible solutions for the very real economic challenges we face.

  2. Ramazani Shadari:

    We want to ask the Constitutional Court what (Article 70) means because there are other politicians from the opposition who argue the contrary.

  3. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon:

    You can't argue with all of the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.

  4. Nabil Boumonsef:

    The ones with a positive view of this settlement argue that a Franjieh presidency will reassure March 8 and Hezbollah, while the presence of Hariri in the palace as prime minister will reassure the other camp. This is what is being marketed behind the scenes, there has already been great damage, particularly in the March 14 camp - more than in March 8 - because Franjieh is the clearest ally of the Syrian regime and the Assad family in Lebanon.

  5. Alex Li -LRB- left -RRB-:

    Many people would argue that the current social network business model is not well aligned with the people using it and the people providing the service, we're in a business where that's not the case, and I feel good about that.

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