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argue with (one)

To debate or exchange opposing viewpoints on a particular topic with another person. I have been arguing with my brother about this for years—I doubt we will ever reach an agreement. Don't argue with your teacher, just do your homework as assigned.
See also: argue
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argue with something

to challenge or dispute something; to dispute someone's statement of fact. I won't argue with your conclusions. It is not a good idea to argue with the facts.
See also: argue
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

argue with

1. To engage in an argument or quarrel with someone: I argue with my brothers and sisters all the time about who should wash the dishes.
2. To challenge or dispute something: It is difficult to argue with your conclusions, but I still feel that you are not taking all of the facts into account.
See also: argue
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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All our arguing with him would not avail; let him be, I say: and Heaven have mercy on us all --Presbyterians and Pagans alike --for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
He explains how to be prepared, know when to argue or walk away, understand what to say and how to say it, listen, respond, watch out for crafty tricks, develop the skills for arguing in public, argue in writing, resolve deadlock, and maintain relationships--and situations like arguing with loved ones, children, or experts; complaining about goods or services; ending a dispute when in the wrong; dealing with constant arguing; avoiding being a doormat; and being a good winner.
presents Stop Arguing With Your Kids: How To Win The Battle Of Wills By Making Your Children Feel Heard, a guide for parents to showing one's children that their feelings and thoughts matter without necessarily giving into their demands.
Club owners outlawed Sunday games in many cities, barred the sale of alcohol, charged higher admission fees, instituted "Ladies' Days," and issued fines to players for drinking, swearing, arguing with the umpire, and tardiness.