[ahr-gyoo] /ˈɑr gyu/
verb (used without object), argued, 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.
verb (used with object), argued, arguing.
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.
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
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.
[koun-ter-ahr-gyuh-muh nt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌɑr gyə mənt/ noun 1. a contrasting, opposing, or refuting . n. 1862, from counter- + argument.
[noun koun-ter-uh-tak; verb koun-ter-uh-tak, koun-ter-uh-tak] /noun ˈkaʊn tər əˌtæk; verb ˌkaʊn tər əˈtæk, ˈkaʊn tər əˌtæk/ noun 1. an made as an offset or reply to another . 2. Military. an by a ground combat unit to drive back an enemy . verb (used with object) 3. to make a counterattack against. verb (used without […]
[koun-ter-uh-trak-shuh n] /ˌkaʊn tər əˈtræk ʃən/ noun 1. a rival or opposite . /ˈkaʊntərəˌtrækʃən/ noun 1. a rival attraction
[noun koun-ter-bal-uh ns; verb koun-ter-bal-uh ns] /noun ˈkaʊn tərˌbæl əns; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈbæl əns/ noun 1. a weight another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise. verb (used with or without object), counterbalanced, counterbalancing. 2. to act against or oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence; offset. noun (ˈkaʊntəˌbæləns) 1. […]