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:
- 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.)
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