Adjective "arguing" definition and examples

(Arguing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɑːɡjuː/

Definitions and examples

verb

Give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one's view.
  1. no object 'he argued for extra resources'
  2. 'Economists would now argue that this is no less justified than the labour theory of value.'
  3. 'Many now argue that the reporter is needed to provoke engagement with the viewer.'
  4. 'Several writers argue that, when we are moved by this idea, our aim is to achieve equality.'
  5. 'Optimists argue that companies are awash with cash and their balance sheets are strong.'
  6. 'Some even argue that turning away work makes you seem even more employable to a client!'
  7. 'Some might argue that they are currently at the top of their game but facing great challenges.'
  8. 'Cynics will argue that the new rules are another way artificially to manipulate the sport.'
  9. 'The firms argue that all they did was agree to buy shares in each other's companies.'
  10. 'However the water authorities argue that it would be unfair to the rest of their customers.'
  11. 'Some would argue that he should get his affairs as they currently stand in order.'
  12. 'I tried to argue him out of it'
  13. 'I'm glad you liked the part where Angela's arguing Ember into ditching school, but I'm not sure why… er, thanks!'
  14. 'In vain would anyone try to argue me out of this feeling, it is stronger than any proofs; you might as well try to convince me that I do not exist.'
  15. '‘I'll see what I can do,’ he said and hung up before she could argue him into changing his sentence to ‘I'll do it’.'
  16. 'I dutifully got out my trusty green and red markers and set to work on one, but in the end, I argued Dad out of the idea by saying that the sign would make us sound illicit.'
  17. 'She was said to have been martyred after refuting 50 pagan philosophers who were sent to argue her out of her faith.'
  18. 'Sometimes, you can argue them into dropping the requirement but sometimes you can't.'
  19. 'I've also had my fair share of people trying to argue me into believing, which I feel is entirely unfair as I have not tried to push my views upon other people, just presented my opinion when asked for it - as I am doing now.'
Exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way.
  1. figurative 'I wasn't going to argue with a gun'
  2. 'Few argue with the need to improve the shabby eyesore which blights much of Piccadilly.'
  3. 'Jessica even started to argue with the people who so adamantly disliked my slideshow.'
  4. 'You get in rows with people every week and argue with them and you respect them as fellow pros.'
  5. 'Right now he was exhausted and couldn't be bothered to hear her voice and argue with her.'
  6. 'The locals were incensed and came out of their homes to argue with the soldiers.'
  7. 'He got his telescope and set it up and he watched Juliet argue with her parents in the front room.'
  8. 'He was apparently angry after arguing with his girlfriend and took out that anger on the dog.'
  9. 'That hasn't stopped you going on and on and on, arguing over a single word.'
  10. 'Certainly I don't argue with the people who say that by and large nobody ever watches it.'
  11. 'Surely will no one will argue with the sentiment that the company should and must do better.'

More definitions

1. to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment.

2. to contend in oral disagreement; dispute: The senator argued with the president about the new tax bill. verb (used with object), argued, arguing.

3. to state the reasons for or against: The lawyers argued the case.

4. to maintain in reasoning: to argue that the news report must be wrong.

5. to persuade, drive, etc., by reasoning: to argue someone

More examples(as adjective)

"states can be arguing for stances."

"parliaments can be arguing for stances."

"victims can be arguing before incidents."

"places can be arguing over issues."

"places can be arguing about divisions."

More examples++

Origin

(argue)Middle English: from Old French arguer, from Latin argutari ‘prattle’, frequentative of arguere ‘make clear, prove, accuse’.

Phrase

argue the toss