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。

More examples

  • 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)

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。

More examples

  • 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.

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