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American English: /ˈɑrɡju/
British English: /ˈɑːɡjuː/

Translation of argue in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (disagree, quarrel)
    (more heatedly) pelear(se)
    reñir (esp Spain)
    they're always arguing
    siempre están discutiendo ( or peleándose etc. )
    don't argue and do as I say!
    ¡no (me) discutas y haz lo que te digo!
    to argue about/over something
    discutir or pelear por algo
    it's not worth arguing over a few cents
    no vale la pena discutir por unos pocos centavos
    we always argue about or over whose turn it is to cook dinner
    siempre discutimos or peleamos sobre a quién le toca hacer la cena
    they're arguing over the bicycle again
    se están peleando por la bicicleta otra vez
    to argue with somebody
    discutir ( or pelearse etc. ) con alguien
    I don't want to argue with you
    no quiero discutir con usted
    don't argue with me!
    ¡no me discutas!
    to argue with something
    (with decision/belief)
    disputar algo
    you can't argue with a loaded gun
    cuando hay armas de por medio, no se discute
    $10,000 tax-free? you can't argue with that!
    ¿10.000 dólares libres de impuestos? ¡no es como para quejarse!
    Example sentences
    • Some people argue that libertarianism is not a theory of equality or mutual advantage.
    • Supporters argue that wind farms are a small price to pay for saving the planet.
    • Some argue that boxing has a lower death rate per year from acute injury than other sports.
    Example sentences
    • Few in this country would argue with the view that the regime is unacceptable.
    • The locals were incensed and came out of their homes to argue with the soldiers.
    • Of that Borg is certain, and who would argue with one who dominated Wimbledon like no other?
  • 2 (reason) she argues convincingly
    sabe expresar su punto de vista de manera muy convincente
    to argue for/against somethingshe argued for his reinstatement
    abogó por que fuera restituido a su cargo
    the author argues against changing the law
    el autor da razones en contra de que se cambie la ley
    her experience argues in her favor
    su experiencia es un factor a su favor
    it argues well for him that his colleagues were so loyal
    la lealtad de sus colegas dice mucho de él or dice mucho en su favor

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (put forward)
    a well argued point
    un argumento bien expuesto or presentado
    1.2 (adduce)
    (present as argument) argüir
    the lawyer argued provocation
    el abogado alegó provocación
    supporters of the bill argue that …
    los partidarios del proyecto arguyen or argumentan or sostienen que …
    1.3 (debate)
  • 2 (indicate) [formal]
    apuntar hacia
    these figures argue a worsening of the situation
    estas cifras apuntan hacia or sugieren un empeoramiento de la situación

Phrasal verbs

argue out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
you'll have to argue the details out with her
vas a tener que discutir los detalles con ella (hasta llegar a un acuerdo)
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