Argue

Definition of Argue

Ar´gue
v. i.1.To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason.
[imp. & p. p. Argued ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Arguing.]
I argue not
Against Heaven's hand or will.
- Milton.
2.To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; - followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him.
v. t.1.To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued.
2.To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning.
So many laws argue so many sins.
- Milton.
3.To persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion.
4.To blame; to accuse; to charge with.
Thoughts and expressions . . . which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality.
- Dryden.
Men of many words sometimes argue for the sake of talking; men of ready tongues frequently dispute for the sake of victory; men in public life often debate for the sake of opposing the ruling party, or from any other motive than the love of truth.
- Crabb.
Betwixt the dearest friends to raise debate.
- Dryden.

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