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  • Arguments for and against drug prohibition — Arguments about the prohibition of drugs, and over drug policy reform, are subjects of considerable controversy. The following is a presentation of major drug policy arguments, including those for drug law enforcement on one side of the debate,… …   Wikipedia

  • argue — [är′gyo͞o] vi. argued, arguing [ME arguen < OFr arguer < VL argutare, for L argutari, to prattle, freq. of arguere, to make clear, prove < IE base * ar(e)g , gleaming (see ARGENT); OFr meaning and form infl. by arguere] 1. to give… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • Argue — Ar gue, v. t. 1. To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued. [1913 Webster] 2. To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • argue — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)gjuː[/t]] ♦♦ argues, arguing, argued 1) V RECIP If one person argues with another, they speak angrily to each other about something that they disagree about. You can also say that two people argue. [V with n] The committee is concerned… …   English dictionary

  • argue — ar|gue W1S1 [ˈa:gju: US ˈa:r ] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: arguer, from Latin arguere to make clear ] 1.) to disagree with someone in words, often in an angry way ▪ We could hear the neighbours arguing. argue with ▪ Gallacher… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • argue — arguer, n. /ahr gyooh/, v., argued, arguing. v.i. 1. to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment. 2. to contend in oral disagreement; dispute: The Senator argued with the President about the new tax bill. v …   Universalium

  • argue — verb 1 DISAGREE (I) to disagree with someone in words, often in an angry way: Did you hear the couple next door arguing last night? (+ with): I m not going to argue with you, but I think you re wrong. (+ about): They were arguing about how to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • argue — ar|gue [ ar,gju ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive if people argue, they speak to each other in an angry way because they disagree: QUARREL: Those girls are always arguing! argue with: Don t argue with me you know I m right. argue about/over: We used… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • for — [[t]fə(r), STRONG fɔː(r)[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, for is used after some verbs, nouns, and adjectives in order to introduce extra information, and in phrasal verbs such as account for and make up for . It is also used with… …   English dictionary

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