Another word for argue
To endeavor to convince
plead, appeal, assert, maintain, claim, hold, explain, justify, elucidate, present, show, support, reason with, dispute, contend, oppose, demonstrate, establish, join issue, make a case for, put up an argument*.
Another word for argueverb
To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly:contend, debate, dispute, moot. See affirm, words
To engage in a quarrel:bicker, contend, dispute, fight, quarrel, quibble, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle. (Informal) hassle, tangle. Idioms: cross swords, have it out, have words, lock horns. See conflict
To put into words positively and with conviction:affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, declare, hold, maintain, say, state. Idiom: have it. See affirm
To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of:attest, bespeak, betoken, indicate, mark, point to, testify, witness. See show