Translation of "argue" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈɑː·ɡjuː/ us /ˈɑr·ɡju/ present participle arguing, past tense and past participle argued

B1 to speak angrily to someone, telling them that you disagree with them

My parents are always arguing about money.

to give reasons to support or oppose an idea, action, etc.

She argued that it would be cheaper to travel by bus.

(Translation of “argue” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈaːɡjuː/

(with with someone, about something) to quarrel with (a person) or discuss (something) with a person in a not very friendly way

I’m not going to argue
Will you children stop arguing with each other about whose toy that is!

(with for, against) to suggest reasons for or for not doing something

argüir, argumentar
I argued for/against accepting the plan.

(with into, out of) to persuade (a person) (not) to do something

persuadir de/a(positivo); disuadir de (negativo)
I’ll try to argue him into going
He argued her out of buying the dress.

to discuss, giving one’s reasoning

She argued the point very cleverly.
arguable adjective

able to be put forward in argument

It is arguable that he should have agreed to her request.
argument noun

a quarrel or unfriendly discussion

They are having an argument about/over whose turn it is.

a set of reasons; a piece of reasoning

There are several arguments for/against the proposal
a philosophical argument.
argumentative /-ˈmentətiv/ adjective

fond of arguing

discutidor, argumentador
He is a very argumentative person who is often getting into fights.

(Translation of “argue” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)