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debate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word debate

Definition
(noun) a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
Synonyms : argument , argumentation
Example Sentence
  • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on

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

Definition
(verb) argue with one another
Example Sentence
  • We debated the question of abortion
  • John debated Mary

Definition
(verb) think about carefully; weigh
Synonyms : consider , deliberate , moot , turn over
Example Sentence
  • They considered the possibility of a strike
  • Turn the proposal over in your mind

Definition
(verb) discuss the pros and cons of an issue
Synonyms : deliberate

Definition
(verb) have an argument about something
Synonyms : argue , contend , fence

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