Arguer



to present reasons for or against a thing:
He argued in favor of capital punishment.
to contend in oral disagreement; dispute:
The senator argued with the president about the new tax bill.
to state the reasons for or against:
The lawyers argued the case.
to maintain in reasoning:
to argue that the news report must be wrong.
to persuade, drive, etc., by reasoning:
to argue someone out of a plan.
to show; prove; imply; indicate:
His clothes argue poverty.
Historical Examples

Or will the arguer fall back upon the assertion that self-interest refers merely to the acquisition of material goods?
Freeland Theodor Hertzka

But Wilson was no arguer; no speechifier as he would have called it.
Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

This was too direct a slap at Elmer Spiker to pass unnoticed; Elmer was too old an arguer to use any ponderous weapon in return.
The Soldier of the Valley Nelson Lloyd

Just as the explainer may pass from cause to effect so may the arguer.
Public Speaking Clarence Stratton

No future arguer against miracles can afford to pass it over.
Fragments of science, V. 1-2 John Tyndall

He was an orator of the conceptions of his predecessors and superiors, an arguer of the case, a sheriff to execute a writ.
Senatorial Character C. A. Bartol

He was a noted debater or arguer, and met all opponents, large or small, with equal confidence.
Around Old Bethany Robert Lee Berry

I am the arguer only, and, in my heart, all the time acquit and worship the divine creature.
Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson

I listened to him without interrupting, which slightly embarrassed him, for Perrin was an arguer but not an orator.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt

On either side enough may be said by any arguer to convince at any rate himself.
He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope

verb -gues, -guing, -gued
(intransitive) to quarrel; wrangle: they were always arguing until I arrived
(intransitive; often foll by for or against) to present supporting or opposing reasons or cases in a dispute; reason
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to try to prove by presenting reasons; maintain
(transitive; often passive) to debate or discuss: the case was fully argued before agreement was reached
(transitive) to persuade: he argued me into going
(transitive) to give evidence of; suggest: her looks argue despair
n.

late 14c., agent noun from argue (v.).
v.

c.1300, “to make reasoned statements to prove or refute a proposition,” from Old French arguer “maintain an opinion or view; harry, reproach, accuse, blame” (12c.), from Latin argutare “to prattle, prate,” frequentative of arguere “make clear, make known, prove, declare, demonstrate,” from PIE *argu-yo-, from root *arg- “to shine, be white, bright, clear” (see argent). Meaning “to oppose, dispute” is from late 14c. Related: Argued; arguing.

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    to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment. to contend in oral disagreement; dispute: The senator argued with the president about the new tax bill. to state the reasons for or against: The lawyers argued the case. to maintain in reasoning: to argue that the news report must […]

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    Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. to , dispute, or wrangle. Historical Examples It’s argufy here and argufy there, an’ while yer at that, me an’ the rest av us is squeezin’ the fun out o’ life. Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker For what skill had I to argufy with a man of such […]



  • Arguing

    to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment. to contend in oral disagreement; dispute: The senator argued with the president about the new tax bill. to state the reasons for or against: The lawyers argued the case. to maintain in reasoning: to argue that the news report must […]

  • Argument

    an oral disagreement; verbal opposition; contention; altercation: a violent argument. a discussion involving differing points of view; debate: They were deeply involved in an argument about inflation. a process of reasoning; series of reasons: I couldn’t follow his argument. a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point: This is a strong argument in […]



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