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