Synonyms of argue in English:

argue


See definition of argue

verb

1‘critics argued that the government had been to blame for the country's economic problems’

SYNONYMS
contend, assert, declare, maintain, state, proclaim, advance, insist, hold, claim, aver, avow, reason, attest, expostulate, testify, swear, certify
propound, submit, posit, postulate, adduce, move, advocate, opine, allege
make a case for, give reasons for, defend, explain, vindicate, justify
technical depose, represent
rare asseverate

2‘the children are always arguing’

SYNONYMS
quarrel, disagree, row, squabble, bicker, fight, wrangle, dispute, feud, have a row, bandy words, have words, cross swords, lock horns, be at each other's throats
dissent, clash, differ, be at odds
informal fall out, scrap, argy-bargy, argufy, spat, go at it hammer and tongs, fight like cat and dog
archaic altercate

3‘it is hard to argue the point’

SYNONYMS
dispute, debate, discuss, controvert

Phrases

    argue someone out of something

    ‘Vivienne had argued Malcolm out of one of his crazier ideas’


    SYNONYMS

    dissuade from, persuade against, talk out of

    argue someone into something

    ‘it would be better to argue her into going back home’


    SYNONYMS

    persuade to, convince to, prevail on to, coax into

    talk someone round