Student Thesaurus

One entry found for argue.
Entry Word: argue
Function: verb
Text: 1 to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration <Luis argued that a bake sale would make a lot less money than a car wash>
Synonyms assert, contend, maintain, plead, reason
Related Words claim, insist; affirm, aver, avouch, avow; advance, offer, propose, submit; advise, counsel, recommend, suggest, urge; convince, persuade; advocate, champion, espouse, support; explain, justify, rationalize; consider, debate, discuss; counter, disprove, rebut, refute
2 to express different opinions about something often angrily <Francesca didn't argue with her little brother the whole time they were at Walt Disney World>
Synonyms bicker, brawl, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, quarrel, row, scrap, spat, squabble, wrangle
Related Words challenge, dare, defy; clash, contend, contest; cavil, fuss, nitpick, quibble; consider, debate, discuss; kick, object, protest
Phrases bandy words, fall foul
Near Antonyms coexist, get along; accept, agree, assent, concur, consent
3 to cause (someone) to agree with a belief or course of action by using arguments or earnest requests <argued my parents into letting me go to the movie> -- see PERSUADE
4 to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion <candidates arguing gun control in the televised debate> -- see DISCUSS