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Words Related to Opinion and Argument - Making an Argument

Here you will learn some English words related to making an argument such as "claim", "arguably", and "defensible".

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Words Related to Opinion and Argument
ad hominem
[adjective]
(of an argument) directed against a person and not their point of view
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a link in the chain
[phrase]
a part of a larger system or process, with its specific qualities determined by the preceding adjectives
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ammunition
[noun]
a set of facts or information that can be used to win an argument against someone or to criticize them
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anyway
[adverb]
used to introduce a statement that confirms or supports a previous point
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apologia
[noun]
a formal written defense used to justify one's beliefs or opinions
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aporia
[noun]
a situation in which a theory or argument cannot be true because two or more parts of it are contradictory
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arguable
[adjective]
(of an ideology or opinion) not certain and could be backed up by facts and reasons
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arguably
[adverb]
used to convey that a statement can be supported with reasons or evidence
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to argue
[verb]
to provide reasons when saying something is the case, particularly to persuade others that one is right
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argument
[noun]
a reason or sets of reasons presented to show the correctness or falsehood of an action or idea
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argumentation
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the process or action of logical reasoning for persuading others
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argumentative
[adjective]
(of a person) ready to argue and often arguing
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a stick to beat sb/sth with
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something that can be used as a basis for criticism or punishment of someone
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at the same time
[phrase]
used to introduce a second fact that must be taken into account
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to belabor the point
[phrase]
to keep repeating or stressing an idea, argument, etc., especially when it is unnecessary
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to be on firm ground
[phrase]
to be in a strong position in an argument due to having all the facts
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by extension
[phrase]
used for taking the situation or same line of argument one step further
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to carry
[verb]
to persuade a group of people to accept one's arguments by winning their support or sympathy
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case
[noun]
a series of facts supporting a theory or an argument
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casuistry
[noun]
the practice of unsound reasoning and falsely arguing questions in a clever way
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circular
[adjective]
(of an argument or a theory) involving an idea or statement to prove something that is then used to prove the statement itself
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circularity
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the fact of a theory or an argument continuously returning to the starting point, due to having a conclusion that has been assumed as a premise
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to claim
[verb]
to say that something is the case without providing proof for it
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chink in one's armor
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‌a weakness in someone's character or argument that can be used against them
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claim
[noun]
a statement about the truth of something without offering any verification or proof
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to climb down
[verb]
to move to a different opinion or to admit to one's mistakes
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clincher
[noun]
a fact, remark, or action that settles a dispute decisively
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to concede
[verb]
to reluctantly admit that something is true after denying it first
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to confute
[verb]
to prove something or someone wrong or false through evidence or argumentation
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consistently
[adverb]
in a way that is always the same
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to contend
[verb]
to argue the truth of something
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corollary
[noun]
a thing that is the direct or natural result of another
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count
[noun]
a point argued or discussed
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counterargument
[noun]
a set of arguments put forward to oppose an idea or theory
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counterexample
[noun]
an example or a fact that refutes or contradicts a theory, hypothesis, or a proposition
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credible
[adjective]
able to be believed or relied on
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defense
[noun]
the case that is a combination of collected facts and adopted methods presented by or on the behalf of the accused party so that they would be granted a judgment of acquittal
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to defend
[verb]
to support someone or try to justify an action, plan, etc.
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defensible
[adjective]
capable of being easily supported by arguments or adequately justified by reasoning
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dialectic
[noun]
a method of uncovering the truth about something by comparing contradicting ideas and considering different theories
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dialectical
[adjective]
referring to the method of argumentation or discourse that involves the exchange of opposing ideas or viewpoints in order to reach a deeper understanding or resolution
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to drive sth home
[phrase]
to make something clear by emphasizing, or providing examples, proof, etc.
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evidence
[noun]
anything that proves the truth or possibility of something, such as facts, objects, or signs
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to flatten
[verb]
to thoroughly defeat someone in an argument, a contest, etc.
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to flesh out
[verb]
to make something more clear by providing more details and information
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for a start
[phrase]
used to introduce the first point in the series, especially in arguments or when stating one's opinions, reasons, etc.
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for starters
[phrase]
used to state the first and foremost of a series of facts, opinions, questions etc., especially in an argument
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for that matter
[adverb]
used to convey that what one is saying about something is also true for another related thing
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furthermore
[adverb]
used to introduce additional information
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