(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To endeavor to convince]
Syn. 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*.
2. [To discuss]
Syn. debate, discuss, talk about, clarify; see sense 1, discuss .
3. [To quarrel]
Syn. dispute, contend, fight, bicker; see quarrel .
See Synonym Study at discuss .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. plead contend, maintain, hold, assert, expostulate, evince, insist.
2. quarrel fight, bicker, debate, haggle, quibble, *hash out, *lock horns, altercate, squabble, *have a row, *mix it up, wrangle.
ANT.: agree, concur, assent. see angry, WORD FIND
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly: contend, debate, dispute, moot. See AFFIRM, WORDS. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. To give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of: attest, bespeak, betoken, indicate, mark, point to, testify, witness. See SHOW.

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