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