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Synonyms for debate

Synonyms for (noun) debate

Synonyms: debate, argument, argumentation Definition: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal Usage: the argument over foreign aid goes on and on

Similar words: discussion, word, give-and-take Definition: an exchange of views on some topic Usage: we had a good discussion; we had a word or two about it

Synonyms: public debate, debate, disputation Definition: the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)

Similar words: oral presentation, public speaking, speaking, speechmaking Definition: delivering an address to a public audience Usage: people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

Synonyms for (verb) debate

Synonyms: debate Definition: argue with one another Usage: We debated the question of abortion; John debated Mary

Similar words: debate, deliberate, consider, moot, turn over Definition: think about carefully; weigh Usage: They considered the possibility of a strike; Turn the proposal over in your mind

Synonyms: fence, argue, contend, debate Definition: have an argument about something

Similar words: discourse, converse Definition: carry on a conversation

Synonyms: debate, deliberate Definition: discuss the pros and cons of an issue

Similar words: discuss, talk over, hash out Definition: speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion Usage: We discussed our household budget

Synonyms: debate, deliberate, consider, moot, turn over Definition: think about carefully; weigh Usage: They considered the possibility of a strike; Turn the proposal over in your mind

Similar words: discuss, talk over, hash out Definition: speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion Usage: We discussed our household budget