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"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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"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.
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