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Putting Up Argument

Pronunciation of Putting Up Argument
/pˈʊtɪŋ ˌʌp ˈɑːɡjuːmənt/, /pˈʊtɪŋ ˌʌp ˈɑːɡjuːmənt/, /p_ˈʊ_t_ɪ_ŋ ˌʌ_p ˈɑː_ɡ_j_uː_m_ə_n_t/

Synonyms for putting up argument:

contend (verb)

affirm, allege, assert, aver, avow, blast, charge, claim, cross, debate, defend, dictate, dispute, enjoin, hold, insist, jump on, justify, lace into, lay into, maintain, mix, prescribe, report, say, take on, tell, urge, vindicate, warrant, zap, come at, gang up on, go at, have at, light into, lock horns with, fly in face of, have bone to pick, let have it, mix it up, put up argument, set to, sock it to one, stick it to, rip*.

debate (verb)

agitate, altercate, answer, bandy, bicker, canvass, cogitate, confab, confute, consider, contend, contest, controvert, deliberate, demonstrate, differ, disprove, hash over, hassle, kick around, moot, oppose, pettifog, prove, question, reason, rebut, refute, rehash, thrash out, wrangle, Discept, chew the fat, talk back, toss around, hammer away at, knock around, cross swords, lock horns, bump heads, have at it, pick a bone, talk game.

dissent (verb)

argue, balk, break with, buck, contradict, decline, demur, disaccord, discord, divide, object, protest, refuse, shy, stickle, vary, fly in the face of, put up a fight, put up an argument, say no way, say not a chance, say nothing doing.

fight (verb)

buckle down, carry on, combat, conduct, continue, defy, effect, endure, fall out, force, further, persevere, persist, prosecute, push forward, repel, resist, row, squabble, strive, struggle, support, take pains, tangle with, travail, traverse, uphold, wage, withstand, engage in, exert oneself, hammer away, stand up to, make a stand against, spare no effort, toil on, buck*.

pettifog (verb)

niggle, nitpick, pick to pieces.

quibble (verb)

argufy, avoid, carp, cavil, chicane, criticize, equivocate, evade, fence, flip-flop, hem and haw, pretend, prevaricate, shift, spar, waffle, Paralogize, hypercriticize, blow hot and cold, argue over, catch at straws, make a big thing about, nit-pick, split hairs.

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