Business Dictionary :
Argue, Argument, Around, Arrange and Arrangement
Argue : verb : to discuss something about which you do not agree
• They argued over or about the price.
• We spent hours arguing with the managing director about the site for the new factory.
• The union officials argued among themselves over the best way to deal with the ultimatum from the management.
NOTE : you argue with someone about or over something
Argument : noun : discussing something without agreeing
• They got into an argument with the customs officials over the documents.
• He was sacked after an argument with the managing director.
Around : preposition : approximately
• The office costs around £2,000 a year to heat.
• His salary is around $85,000.
Arrange : verb :
(a) to put in order
• The office is arranged as an open-plan area with small separate rooms for meetings.
• The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
• Arrange the invoices in order of their dates.
(b) to organize
• We arranged to have the meeting in their offices.
• She arranged for a car to meet him at the airport.
• You arrange for someone to do something.
• You arrange for something to be done or you arrange to do something.
Arrangement : noun :
(a) way in which something is organized
• The company secretary is making all the arrangements for the AGM.
(b) settling of a financial dispute
• To come to an arrangement with the creditors
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