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debate

 
Noun debate has 2 senses
  1. argument, argumentation, debate - a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
    --1 is a kind of discussion, give-and-take, word
    Derived forms: verb debate4, verb debate3, verb debate1
  2. debate, disputation, public debate - the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
    --2 is a kind of public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation
    Derived form: verb debate3
Verb debate has 4 senses
  1. debate - argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
    --1 is one way to
    consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate
    Derived forms: noun debate1, noun debater1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue debate
    Sam cannot debate Sue
  2. consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
    --2 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Sample sentence:
    They debate moving
  3. debate, deliberate - discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    --3 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived forms: noun debate1, noun debate2, noun debater1
    Sample sentences:
    Sam and Sue debate
    The cool air does debate good
  4. argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something
    --4 is one way to converse, discourse
    Derived form: noun debate1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
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