Meaning of “argue” in the English Dictionary

"argue" in British English

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argueverb

uk /ˈɑːɡ.juː/ us /ˈɑːrɡ.juː/

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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(Definition of “argue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"argue" in American English

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argueverb

us /ˈɑr·ɡju/

argue verb (DISAGREE)

[ I ] to disagree esp. strongly and sometimes angrily in talking or discussing something:

They argued about money.
I can’t argue with you about that (= I agree with you).

argue verb (GIVE REASONS)

[ I/T ] to give the reasons for your opinion about the truth of something or to explain why you believe something should be done:

[ I ] They argued for/against a tax cut.

[ I/T ] law To argue is also to represent the case of someone in a court of law.

(Definition of “argue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)