Definitions for debate

Definitions for (noun) debate

Main entry: 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

Main entry: public debate, debate, disputation

Definition: the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)

Definitions for (verb) debate

Main entry: debate

Definition: argue with one another

Usage: We debated the question of abortion; John debated Mary

Main entry: fence, argue, contend, debate

Definition: have an argument about something

Main entry: debate, deliberate

Definition: discuss the pros and cons of an issue

Main entry: 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

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