Synonyms of argue in English:


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See Spanish definition of discutir


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

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’

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’

dispute, debate, discuss, controvert


    argue someone out of something

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

    dissuade from, persuade against, talk out of
    argue someone into something

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

    persuade to, convince to, prevail on to, coax into
    talk someone round