Synonyms of argue in English:


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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 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

    argue someone out of something

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


      dissuade from, persuade against, talk out of