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ar•gue



Pronunciation: (är'gyOO), [key]
v., -gued, -gu•ing.


v.i.
1. to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment.
2. to contend in oral disagreement; dispute: The Senator argued with the President about the new tax bill.

v.t.
1. to state the reasons for or against: The lawyers argued the case.
2. to maintain in reasoning: to argue that the news report must be wrong.
3. to persuade, drive, etc., by reasoning: to argue someone out of a plan.
4. to show; prove; imply; indicate: His clothes argue poverty.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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