say why you think sth is right or wrong; provide reasons for or against
persuade sb by showing reasons for or against an idea or course of action, often with strong feeling
"The evidence argues for your claim"
"The results indicate the need for more work"
Of good and evil much they argu'd then.
I am not..arguing for an equality of the two sexes.
出自： M. W. Montagu
One cannot argue about personality. Its compelling power has to be accepted as a fact.
出自： P. G. Wodehouse
We do not argue with the critic who urges that the stars are not hot enough for this process; we tell him to go and find a hotter place.
出自： A. S. Eddington
A well-drilled child of the Scottish Enlightenment, a debater trained to argue back to first principles.
出自： J. Gross
I won't argue about the matter.
They are arguing about the implication of this poem.
Father argued against an increase in our pocket money.
He argued against the motion.
They sometimes argue off for hours.
他们有时一争就是几小时。 argue sth ⇔ away〔off〕
He tried to argue the matter off.
He simply could not argue away the fact that he had not done all he could.
“Under no circumstance should a strong nation interfere in the internal affairs of another one,”he argued back at the debate.
They argued him down fiercely.
The defender argued down the prosecutor at the court.
The director of the paper mill argued down an objection to the plan at disposal of waste at the meeting.
We finally argued them down.
Many experts had argued for the Three Gorges Water Conservancy Project for several years before its start.
They have been arguing for the past hour.
Jack argued me into buying the shirt.
They tried to argue him into joining them.
You want to argue me into agreeing to your proposal?
We argued him out of going on such a dangerous journey.
He was argued out of his opposition at long last.
My students argued over the correctness of his answer.
They are arguing vociferously over who should pay the bill.
They are always arguing over unimportant matters.
If you have once made a decision, stand by it, don't allow yourself to be argued round.
Don't argue with me, my decision is final.
They argued with each other about the best place for a holiday.
It is no use arguing with the people who won't see reason.
误 They argued for ages for how money should be spent.
正 They argued for ages about〔over〕 how money should be spent.
析 表示“就…争论”时, argue可与 about 或over连用,不能与for连用。
误 He argued me to give up smoking.
正 He argued me into giving up smoking.
误 He argued her to marry him.
正 He argued her into marrying him.
析 argue表示“说服某人做某事”,其后不能接动词不定式,可以说argue sb into doing sth。