Argue

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Definition

to argue (over, about something): to dispute, to strongly disagree, to fight; to state, to maintain, to sustain
verb
I'm not going to argue with you because we'll never agree. We both have very different opinions about the matter.
Philip and Kevin argued over who would pay for dinner because they both had very little money.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I don't want to argue with you.
US: He argued his point very enthusiastically.
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Examples

  • "Who am I to argue?"
  • "He argues that 'almost everyone performs their best when under stress'."
  • "Never argue with the customer."
  • "Smithson argues that stress starts to pose serious threats such as permanent damage to brain cells (which has linked high stress levels to alzheimer's disease and strokes) and high blood pressure (the link between stress and heart attacks) only when the stress is allowed to build up over a long period of time."
  • "These terrorists – and I do not think this word is too strong – take issue with the fishing of bluefin tuna, arguing that the bluefin community is suffering terribly from over-fishing."
  • "They never argue with the referee."
  • "You rightly banned Icarus Quincy from the building for arguing that IcarusBot's calculations were less accurate than a human."
  • "The events took place late last night at a trendy bar in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, where witnesses reported seeing an altercation between two men arguing over the television program being shown."
  • "Brian and Donna argue"
  • "I don't like to argue with the voice of the majority."

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