1 dispute, debate, disagree, bicker, wrangle, quarrel, squabble, spar, fight, remonstrate, altercate, Colloq Chiefly Brit row, scrap:
The couple next door are continually arguing with each other at the tops of their voices.
2 discuss, reason, debate, wrangle:
He would argue by the hour, but never for arguing's sake.
3 make a case, talk, plead, debate, contend:
I cannot tell whether she's arguing for or against the proposition.
4 prove, evince, indicate, denote, demonstrate, show, establish, suggest, signify, betoken:
The increase in street crime argues that the police are not visible enough.
5 say, assert, hold, maintain, reason, claim, contend:
The defendant argued that he had never met the witness.
6 argue into or out of. persuade or dissuade, talk out of or into, prevail upon; convince:
I argued him out of sailing to Bermuda alone. She succeeded in arguing me into going to the tea dance.