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Words Related to Opinion and Argument - Argumentation and Persuasion

Here you will learn some English words related to argumentation and persuasion such as "pitch", "keystone", and "invoke".

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Words Related to Opinion and Argument
to generalize
[verb]
to draw a general conclusion based on specific cases that can be irrelevant to other situations
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given that
[conjunction]
used to express that one is considering a particular fact before sharing one's opinion or making a judgment
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hair-splitting
[noun]
‌the act of making petty distinctions or arguing about insignificant details and differences
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hearing
[noun]
an opportunity to express one's opinions or ideas
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high ground
[noun]
the most advantageous position in an argument or discussion that grants one moral or ethical superiority
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to hold water
[phrase]
(of an argument, theory, etc.) to be believable or supported by evidence
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in effect
[adverb]
used to indicate that a rule or law is being operated
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in the first place
[adverb]
used to explain the main reason or starting point of a situation
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to invalidate
[verb]
to prove that something is incorrect or flawed, making it not acceptable or reliable
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invalidation
[noun]
the act of making or proving a belief, idea, argument, etc. wrong
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to invoke
[verb]
to mention someone or something of prominence as a support or reason for an argument or action
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keystone
[noun]
the most significant part of an argument, belief, or plan on which everything else depends
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to labor the point
[phrase]
to describe or stress something excessively when it is already understood
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to lay out
[verb]
to explain something clearly and in detail
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pitch
[noun]
speeches or arguments used to persuade someone to do something or to accept an idea
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to play one's ace
[phrase]
‌to use one's best resource and do something clever and unexpected that gives one an advantage over others
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to plead
[verb]
to state something as an excuse
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point
[noun]
the most important thing that is said or done which highlights the purpose of something
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to point
[verb]
to suggest that something is probable or certain
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polemic
[noun]
a strong verbal or written statement of opinion, especially one that refutes or attacks a specific opinion
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polemics
[noun]
the art of arguing for or against someone or something, such as a particular idea or opinion
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polemical
[adjective]
of or relating to strong arguments meant to criticize or defend a particular opinion, person, idea, etc.
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to posit
[verb]
to propose or assume something as true or factual, serving as the foundation for further reasoning or argumentation
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premise
[noun]
a theory or statement that acts as the foundation of an argument
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to press sth home
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to forcefully make a point in an argument or discussion to ensure that there are no misunderstandings
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presupposition
[noun]
something that one perceives to be true, even though it remains to be proved, especially at the beginning of an argument
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prong
[noun]
each separate part of an argument, plan, etc.
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proof
[noun]
the act of testing the truth of something
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to prove
[verb]
to show that something is true through the use of evidence or facts
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to put it to sb
[phrase]
to introduce a plan or suggestion to a group of individuals so that they decide whether to accept it or not
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