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argue

verb uk   /ˈɑːɡ.juː/ us    /ˈɑːrɡ-/

argue verb (DISAGREE)

B1 [I] to speak angrily to someone, telling that person that you disagree with them: The children are always arguing. Kids, will you stop arguing with each other? They were arguing over/about which film to go and see.
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argue verb (GIVE REASONS)

B2 [I or T] to give the reasons for your opinion, idea, belief, etc.: The senator argued for/in favour of/against making cuts in military spending. [+ that] The senator argued that cuts in military spending were needed. You can argue the case either way.
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argue verb (SHOW)

[T] to show that something is true or exists: The evidence argues a change in policy.
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