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Synonyms of debate

Noun


1. argument, argumentation, debate, discussion, give-and-take, word

usage: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

2. debate, disputation, public debate, public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation

usage: the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)

Verb


1. debate, consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate

usage: argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"

2. consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate, hash out, discuss, talk over

usage: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

3. debate, deliberate, hash out, discuss, talk over

usage: discuss the pros and cons of an issue

4. argue, contend, debate, fence, converse, discourse

usage: have an argument about something

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