V for n
II.6 The 'argue' group
These verbs are concerned with supporting or defending someone or something.
Most ministers argued for a strengthening of ties between the two institutions.
He begged Morton to intercede for his life, offering his whole estate as a ransom.
Sometimes this means learning to stand up for yourself and your own needs by saying no to family and friends after a lifetime of saying yes.
In the case of argue and vote, the preposition for is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
argue declare demonstrate intercede pray root testify vote speak up stand up stick up
The poll showed 42 per cent would vote for ratifying the treaty, with 32 per cent against.