1. [syn: controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument, arguing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Argue \Ar"gue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Argued; p. pr. & vb. n.
Arguing.] [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of
arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.]
1. To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a
proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to
I argue not
Against Heaven's hand or will. --Milton.
2. To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; -- followed
by with; as, you may argue with your friend without
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong
disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
[syn: controversy, contention, contestation,
disputation, disceptation, tilt, argument,