argue-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: express disagreement often angrily

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 and NP2 ARGUE NP1 ARGUE with NP2 NP1[agent[plural]] ARGUE

These girls are always arguing about something.
Kids, will you stop arguing with each other?
They were arguing on which film to go and see.

FrameNet: Quarreling
PropBank: argue.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: state an opinion, idea, or belief

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] ARGUE (NP2[patient]) NP1[agent] ARGUE SCOMP

They argued in favor of greater freedom.
You could argue that this calls for greater freedom or not less.
You can argue the case either way.

FrameNet: Reasoning
PropBank: argue.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: indicate validity or truth of something

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[theme1] ARGUE (NP2[theme2])

The increase in crime argued for tougher jail time.
The evidence argues a change in policy.
New findings argue for your claim.
These results argue the need for more work.

FrameNet: Evidence
PropBank: argue.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3