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Definitions of debate

  1. have an argument about something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. discuss the pros and cons of an issue Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To engage in combat for; to strive for. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To engage in strife or combat; to fight. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A fight or fighting; contest; strife. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Contention in words or arguments; discussion for the purpose of elucidating truth or influencing action; strife in argument; controversy; as, the debates in Parliament or in Congress. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Subject of discussion. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; - often followed by on or upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Contention in words; argument; discussion; a formal presentation of arguments on both sides of a question, by several speakers, before an audience. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Discuss by presenting arguments for and against; dispute; meditate upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To argue or discuss a point; reflect. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A contention in words or argument. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To contend for in argument. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To deliberate: to join in debate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. DEBATER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Contention in words; discussion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To discuss. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Debatable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To discuss; argue; consider; reflect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The discussing of any question; argumentation; dispute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Contention or discussion in words or argument; contention; contest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To contend for or discuss in words or arguments; to contend for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To deliberate; to dispute. Debating society, a society for the purpose of debate and improvement in extemporaneous speaking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. Contention in words; discussion between two or more persons avowedly for the discovery of truth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. To contend for in words or arguments; to dispute; to deliberate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; -- often followed by on or upon. mso.anu.edu.au
  32. To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; often followed by on or upon. dictgcide_fs
  33. de-b[=a]t', n. a contention in words or argument: (obs.) strife.--v.t. to contend for in argument: (arch.) to fight for.--v.i. to deliberate: to join in debate.--adjs. DEBAT'ABLE, liable to be disputed; DEBATE'FUL (Spens.), quarrelsome.--ns. DEBATE'MENT (Spens., Shak.), controversy; DEBAT'ER.--adv. DEBAT'INGLY.--DEBATABLE LAND, a tract of border land between Esk and Sark claimed both by England and Scotland. [O. Fr. debatre--L. de, and batu[)e]re, to beat.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Contest, fight for, (long debated the victory); dispute about, discuss, (a question); hold argument, esp. in Parliament or public meeting (debating-society, for practice); consider, ponder, (t. & i.); hence debater n. (N.) controversy, discussion, public argument. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. n. Contention in words or arguments; dispute; controversy;—discussion for elucidating truth; argument or reasoning between individuals of different opinions;—pl. The published reports of Parliamentary proceedings and discussion. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. A personal dispute, a controversy; a quarrel, a contest. Complete Dictionary

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