counter-argument meaning, counter-argument definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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counter-argument

  
     ( counter-arguments    plural  )
in AM, usually use counterargument      A counter-argument is an argument that makes an opposing point to another argument.      n-count  
...an attempt to develop a counter-argument to the labor theory.     
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v.
settling an argument
exp.
start an argument on purpose
n.
bar or counter where drinks are served without limitation after paying a fixed fee
adj.
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
exp.
defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.

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