argumentnoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈɑːɡ.jə.mənt/ us /ˈɑːrɡ.jə.mənt/
argument noun [ C or U ] (DISAGREEMENT)
- Don't drag me into your argument! It's nothing to do with me.
- We were having a friendly argument about Green politics.
- It was a really nice day, spoilt only by a little argument in the car on the way home.
- We had a dreadful argument in the restaurant, but he phoned me the next day to apologize.
- We had an argument with our neighbours, and now they won't even talk to us.
argument noun [ C or U ] (REASON)
Now that we've heard all the arguments for and against the proposal, let's vote on it. 支持和反对这项提议的所有理由我们都已经听过了，是否可以对此进行表决了？
[ + that ] Her husband was not convinced by her argument that they needed a bigger house. 她提出理由说他们需要一个大些的房子，但是她的丈夫没有被说服。
- The essence of his argument was that education should continue throughout life.
- Could you go over the main points of your argument again, Professor?
- He is impervious to criticism and rational argument.
- Students need the ability to construct a logical argument.
- I'll just summarize the main points of the argument in a few words if I may.