argue


argue
ar·gue vb ar·gued, ar·gu·ing
vi
1: to give reasons for or against a matter in dispute
arguing for an extension
2: to present a case in court
will argue for the defense
vt
1 a: to give reasons for or against
argued the issue before the judge
b: to prove or try to prove by giving reasons or evidence
will argue invasion of privacy
2: to present in court
lawyers in court filing briefs and arguing appeals — Rorie Sherman
ar·gu·able adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

argue
I verb advance, affirm, allege, argumentari, assert, challenge, claim, confute, conligere, contend, contend in argument, contest, controvert, de re disserere, debate, disagree, dispute, elucidate, emphasize, enunciate, establish, explain, expostulate, express, maintain, make an assertion, oppose, present reasons against, present reasons for, proclaim, pronounce, propose, propound, put forth, reason upon, remonstrate, set forth, show, state with conviction, stress, submit, urge associated concepts: a posteriori, a priori, ab inconvenienti, ad hominem, arguendo II index bear (adduce), bespeak, bicker, challenge, collide (clash), conflict, contend (dispute), contend (maintain), contest, contradict, controvert, cross (disagree with), debate, differ (vary), disaccord, disagree, dispute (debate), dissent (differ in opinion), expostulate, haggle, insist, posit, propound, reason (persuade), rebut

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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