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DEBATE





Definition:

  1. [noun] a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
    Synonyms: argument, argumentation

  2. [noun] the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
    Synonyms: disputation, public

  3. [verb] argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"

  4. [verb] think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
    Synonyms: consider, moot, turn over, deliberate

  5. [verb] discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    Synonyms: deliberate

  6. [verb] have an argument about something
    Synonyms: argue, contend, fence

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