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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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