Translation of "argument" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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argumentnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɑːɡ.jə.mənt/ us /ˈɑːrɡ.jə.mənt/

argument noun [ C or U ] (DISAGREEMENT)

B1 a disagreement, or the process of disagreeing

争论;争吵;争辩;争执
The children had an argument about/over what game to play. 孩子们为了玩哪个游戏吵了起来。
He got into an argument with Jeff in the pub last night. 昨晚他和杰夫在酒馆里起了争执。
A decision was finally made after some heated argument. 经过激烈的争辩,最终作出了一项决定。

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argument noun [ C or U ] (REASON)

B2 a reason or reasons why you support or oppose an idea or suggestion, or the process of explaining these reasons

理由,论据,论点;论证,说理
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。
I don't think that's a very strong/convincing/powerful argument. 我认为这个论点不太站得住脚/令人信服/有说服力。
The central argument (= main point) of the book is that some of the plays were not written by Shakespeare. 这本书的中心论点是,有几个剧本并非出自莎士比亚之手。

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(Translation of “argument” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)