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  Definition of debate
  1. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
  2. the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
  3. argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
  4. have an argument about something
  5. discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  6. think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
Similar Words: argument, argumentation, disputation, public debate, argue, contend, fence, deliberate, consider, moot, turn over

 

Hyponyms: stickle, spar, quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, oppose, vex, see, premeditate, wrestle, think twice

 

Grouped Verbs: study, consider

 

Entailments: disagree, differ, dissent, take issue

 

Derivational Morphology: argue, contend, fence, deliberate, reason, indicate, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, argument, argumentation, debater, arguer, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, arguing, deliberation, weighing, advisement, deliberateness, public debate, consideration

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: debat and debatoj   Dutch: debat and debatteren  
Finnish: väitellä and väittely   French: débat and débattre  
German: Debatte and debattieren   Greek: αντιπαραθέτω, συζητώ, συνεξετάζω and δίβατον  
Ido: debatar   Italian: dibattere and dibattito  
Russian: дебат and дискутировать   Swedish: debatt and debattera  
Turkish: münazara and tartışmak  
 
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