—v.i. 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.
—v.t. 1. to state the reasons for or against: The lawyers argued the case. 2. to maintain in reasoning: to argue that the news report must be wrong. 3. to persuade, drive, etc., by reasoning: to argue someone out of a plan. 4. to show; prove; imply; indicate: His clothes argue poverty.