argue verb (DISAGREE)
The children are always arguing.
Kids, will you stop arguing with each other?
- It's normal for couples to argue now and then.
- When two of your best friends argue it puts you in a very awkward position.
- They used to argue all the time and now they've practically stopped talking to each other.
- My mother never takes sides when my brother and I argue.
- Stop arguing with me, Daryl, and do as you're told!
argue verb (GIVE REASONS)
You can argue the case either way.
- They argue that the membership of the Council does not reflect the racial make-up of the city.
- Environmentalists argue that more goods should be transported by rail.
- It's no longer possible to argue that crime is unconnected with unemployment.
- Counsel for the defence argued convincingly that his client was not guilty.
- He argued powerfully and persuasively against capital punishment.
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