Definitions of argue
give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one's view.
defense attorneys argue that the police lacked “probable cause” to arrest the driver
contend assert maintain insist hold claim reason allege aver represent opine
exchange or express diverging or opposite views, typically in a heated or angry way.
don't argue with me
quarrel disagree squabble bicker fight wrangle dispute feud have words cross swords lock horns be at each other's throats spat
Synonyms of argue
contend quarrel dispute indicate reason
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.
2 Timothy 2:24
The Lord's bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
Do all things without grumbling or disputing;
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
1 Corinthians 3:3
for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?
And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together. And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land. So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers.
Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures.
"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;
It is better to live in a corner of a roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.
"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'?
It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
1 Timothy 6:3-5
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire, So is a contentious man to kindle strife.
1 Corinthians 1:11
For I have been informed concerning you, my brethren, by Chloe's people, that there are quarrels among you.
A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;
1 Timothy 3:3
not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.