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Argue

Argue appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • I may argue I limp, mad as a damp milieu: gray am I.
  • Pupils Edison televised argue I limit cacti milieu grades… I’ve let no side slip up!
  • "So, obese booth promoter, adieu! Grasp mighty metal, O sedate goth, to get a desolate myth!", gimps argue, "I dare to morph to obese boos."
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Definition of the verb argue

What does argue mean as a doing word?

Argue is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: argued | arguing | argues

  1. present reasons and arguments
    • examples: Sam and Sue argue | Sam wants to argue with Sue
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of argue: reason
    • more generic terms: lay out / present / represent = bring forward and present to the mind
    • more specific terms:
  2. have an argument about something
    • examples: Sam and Sue argue | Sam wants to argue with Sue
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]They battledVerbs of Social Interaction: bargain, battle, bicker, brawl, clash, combat, communicate, compete, conflict, correspond, dicker, differ, disagree, dispute, duel, feud, fight, joust, quarrel, quibble, scuffle, skirmish, spar, spat, squabble, struggle, tilt, tussle, vie, war, wrangle, wrestle
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, possessive with -ing]They battled about his coming
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]They battled about whether he should go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-extraction]They battled about what was the right thing
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]They battled about what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]They battled about whether to go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic, not sentential clause]They battled about it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, wh-complement clause]I battled with him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-extraction]I battled with him about whether he should go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, what-infinitive clause]I battled with him about what to do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, whether-infinitive clause]I battled with him about whether to go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic, not sentential clause]I battled with him about it
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]Susan and Rachel chitchatted | Susan and Rachel talkedVerbs of Communication: chat, chatter, chitchat, confer, converse, debate, gab, gossip, jest, joke, rap, schmooze, yak
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan and Rachel chitchatted about matters of great import
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb]Susan talked | Susan was chitchatting
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan chitchatted about matters of great import
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted about the problem with Rachel | Susan talked about the problem with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted with Rachel | Susan talked with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic]Susan chitchatted with Rachel about the problem | Susan talked with Rachel about the problem
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]They agreedVerbs of Social Interaction: debate
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, wh-complement clause]We agreed whether he should come
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, what-extraction]We agreed what he should do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, what-infinitive clause]We agreed what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]We debated whether to clean the house
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, possessive with -ing]They agreed about his coming
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, wh-complement clause]They agreed about whether he should go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, what-extraction]They agreed about what should be done
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, what-infinitive clause]They agreed about what to do
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]They agreed about whether to go
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] about [Theme, not sentential clause]They agreed about it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] [Theme, how-extraction]They agreed with her how it should be done
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]They agreed with her how to do it
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, wh-complement clause]They agreed with him about whether he should kill the peasants
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, what-extraction]They agreed with him about what he should do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, what-infinitive clause]They agreed with him about what to do
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, whether-infinitive clause]They agreed with him about whether to go
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Theme, not sentential clause]They agreed with him about it
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of argue: contend / debate / fence
    • more generic words: converse / discourse = carry on a conversation
    • more specific words:
    • entailment: differ / disagree / dissent / take issue = be of different opinions
  3. give evidence of
    • example: The evidence argues for your claim
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of argue: indicate
    • more generic terms: lay out / present / represent = bring forward and present to the mind

Alternative definition of the verb argue

verb

  1. [intransitive] To debate, disagree, or discuss opposing or differing viewpoints.
  2. [intransitive] To have an argument, a quarrel.
  3. [transitive] To present (a viewpoint or an argument therefor).

Place

ARGUE is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as ARGUE fix, fix ARGUE, ARGUE waypoint, waypoint ARGUE

Music

  1. "Argue" is a musical album of Nostromo.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  2. "Argue" is a composition.

Phrases with Argue

  1. Argue Out
  2. re-argue
  3. to argue

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Argue

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Google previewPocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (2010)

300 Terms & Thinkers Clearly & Concisely Defined by C. Stephen Evans

For example, some theologians argue that thinking of God's knowledge and power as infinite is preferable because it is simpler than the attribution of some finite, but arbitrary, amount of power and knowledge to God. In theology simplicity is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse (2013)

by Laura L. Finley

However, some argue that while the model standards are a step in the right direction, they are simply a set of good practices. They are not legal rules and therefore fail to ensure the safety and security of domestic violence victims. Moreover ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

Tupungato Argentinian waterfall Grande, iguazu Argos king Diomedes argot cant, dialect, idiom, jargon, language, nomenclature, parlance, patois, patter, slang, speech, tongue, usage, vernacular, vocabulary, words argue bicker, contend, ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2014)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

Critics argue that the reform has given rise to so many control mechanisms and audit and review procedures that we are living in the audit society or audit culture . Auditing is viewed as an example of what Lyotard called the performativity that ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2012)

by G.H.R. Parkinson

Some behaviourists argue that psychological states are nothing more than physical processes within thebody; others have held that it is the behaviourof the body to whichpsychological states should be reduced, rather thanto whatevermay go ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

T//, LANG ['argue with s-o'], possibly <=R1 => resultative or continuative, comment: perhaps related to q'éxq'xel metal can which would have the same shaped root and is said to be named from its noise, ...

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Usage statistics about argue

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb argue:

imaginative writing24.18%informational writing75.82%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb argue:

fencereasoncontenddebateindicateargue

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Quotes about Argue

Argue with anything else, but don't argue with your own nature. (Philip Pullman)
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Scrabble value of A1R1G2U1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ARGUE

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