argue

verb
1 disagree
ADVERB
bitterly, fiercely, furiously, heatedly
loudly
constantly, endlessly
back

Magda walked out of the room before her husband could argue back.

PREPOSITION
about

They argue endlessly about money.

over

They were arguing over who should have the car that day.

with

She's always arguing with her mother.

2 give reasons to support opinion
ADVERB
forcefully, passionately, strenuously (esp. AmE), strongly, vehemently, vigorously, vociferously
cogently, compellingly, convincingly, effectively, persuasively, plausibly, powerfully, successfully

The report argues convincingly that economic help should be given to these countries.

correctly, reasonably, rightly
eloquently
easily

You could easily argue that this policy will have no effect.

VERB + ARGUE
wish to (formal)

I would wish to argue that appreciation of the arts should be encouraged for its own sake.

be prepared to

Are you prepared to argue that killing is sometimes justified?

attempt to, try to
go on to

In her paper she goes on to argue that scientists do not yet know enough about the nature of the disease.

be possible to

It is possible to argue that the rules are too strict.

be difficult to
PREPOSITION
against

She argued against a rise in interest rates.

for

The general argued for extending the ceasefire.

in favour/favor of

They argued in favour/favor of stricter punishments.

Argue is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑advocate, ↑article, ↑attorney, ↑author, ↑counsel, ↑critic, ↑essay, ↑expert, ↑paper, ↑plaintiff, ↑prosecutor, ↑report, ↑sceptic, ↑scientist, ↑side, ↑writer
Argue is used with these nouns as the object: ↑case, ↑merit, ↑point

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