debate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to take into account one thing; deliberate.
    • to take part in debate by talking about opposing points.
    • to take part in a formal discussion or argument. See Synonyms at reveal.
    • Obsolete To fight or quarrel.
    • To engage in strife or fight; to battle.
    • To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to go over or analyze different arguments into the mind; -- often accompanied by on or upon.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To deliberate on; consider.
    • To dispute or argue about.
    • to go over or argue (a concern, as an example) officially.
    • Obsolete to battle or argue for or over.
    • to take part in combat for; to focus on.
    • To contend for in words or arguments; to make an effort to keep by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to talk about; to argue for and against.
  • noun:
    • A discussion involving opposing points; a disagreement.
    • Deliberation; consideration: passed the motion with little discussion.
    • an official contest of argumentation which two opposing groups protect and attack confirmed idea.
    • Obsolete Conflict; strife.
    • Strife, discord.
    • a disagreement, or conversation, generally in an ordered or formal setting, frequently with more than a couple, usually closing with a vote or other decision.
    • An informal and spirited but usually civil discussion of opposing views.
    • Discussion of opposing views.
    • a type of literary structure, taking the as a type of a discussion or disputation, commonly found in the vernacular medieval poetry of numerous countries in europe, along with medieval Latin.
    • A fight or fighting; competition; strife.
    • Contention in words or arguments; discussion for the purpose of elucidating truth or influencing activity; strife in debate; conflict.
    • topic of conversation.
    • Strife; contention; contest; fight; quarrel.
    • Contention by argument; discussion; dispute; controversy: as, forensic debates.
    • Subject of conversation.
    • Debasement; degradation.
    • the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    • a discussion by which explanations are advanced level pros and cons some proposition or suggestion
  • others:
    • To engage in fight; fight; do fight.
    • To dispute; contend.
    • To deliberate together; talk about or argue; in addition, mirror; consider.
    • to battle or contend for; struggle for, just like hands.
    • To contend about in debate; argue for or against; discuss; dispute: as, the question ended up being debated till a late hour.
    • To mirror upon; consider; think.
    • Synonyms Argue, Dispute, discussion, etc. See argue.
    • To abate; reduced.
    • To abate; fall off.
  • verb:
    • have a quarrel about some thing
    • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a problem
    • think about carefully; weigh
    • argue together

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