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To argue is to disagree, debate, or fight with words. This is a good word to use when people are upset with each other and communicate their feelings:

simple past past participle
  • Our neighbors constantly argue with each other. You can always hear them yelling.
  • David argued with the teacher after class because he thought his final grade was too low.
  • Don't argue with a police officer. It doesn't do any good.
  • Two men were arguing with each other when suddenly one man hit the other man.
  • It's not a good idea to argue with your boss.
  • Their position will be argued in court. (The verb "argue" in this sentence is in the passive voice.)

two men arguingThey're arguing.

The noun form of this word is "argument."

  • They're having an argument.
  • Charles and Mark got into a big argument, and now they never talk to each other.
  • We overheard an argument happening next door.
  • Let's not have an argument. Let's try to agree.


Published April 2, 2013







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