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Synonyms for debate
dɪˈbeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. argument, argumentation, debate(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:
    disceptation, logical argument, argumentation, contention, argument, tilt, controversy, disputation, line, contestation, arguing, statement, literary argument, line of reasoning, public debate, parameter

  2. debate, disputation, public debate(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    contestation, controversy, public debate, disceptation, disputation, tilt, contention, argument, arguing, argumentation

  3. debate(verb)

    argue with one another

    "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"

    Synonyms:
    deliberate, consider, moot, fence, argue, contend, turn over

  4. consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate(verb)

    think about carefully; weigh

    "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

    Synonyms:
    turn, reckon, dig, flip, pass on, weigh, view, fence, reach, take, roll, study, see, deal, tump over, moot, think, contend, conceive, give, deliberate, overturn, bowl over, delve, pass, tip over, count, upset, believe, flip over, turn over, regard, argue, consider, knock over, look at, hand, cut into

  5. debate, deliberate(verb)

    discuss the pros and cons of an issue

    Synonyms:
    consider, fence, moot, argue, turn over, deliberate, contend

  6. argue, contend, debate, fence(verb)

    have an argument about something

    Synonyms:
    fence, fight, palisade, make do, indicate, consider, turn over, vie, deliberate, deal, postulate, manage, compete, struggle, argue, wall, repugn, grapple, reason, surround, contend, cope, make out, moot, fence in, get by, contest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. debate

    An individual considers, meditates, ponders, reflects, by himself; he weighs a matter in his own mind, and is sometimes said even to debate with himself. Consult and confer always imply two or more persons, as does debate, unless expressly limited as above. Confer suggests the interchange of counsel, advice, or information; consult indicates almost exclusively the receiving of it. A man confers with his associates about a new investment; he consults his physician about his health; he may confer with him on matters of general interest. He consults a dictionary, but does not confer with it. Deliberate, which can be applied to a single individual, is also the word for a great number, while consult is ordinarily limited to a few; a committee consults; an assembly deliberates. Deliberating always carries the idea of slowness; consulting is compatible with haste; we can speak of a hasty consultation, not of a hasty deliberation. Debate implies opposing views; deliberate, simply a gathering and balancing of all facts and reasons. We consider or deliberate with a view to action, while meditation may be quite purposeless.

    Synonyms:
    confer, consider, consult, deliberate, meditate, ponder, reflect, weigh

    Preposition:
    We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. debate

    Synonyms:
    contend, dispute, argue, moot, controvert, contest, wrangle, discuss, deliberate, question, ventilate

    Antonyms:
    yield, concede, surrender, admit, allow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. debate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disputation, controversy

  2. debate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    altercation, contest, contention, dispute, logomachy, strife of words, war of words

  3. debate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discuss, argue, dispute, contest, canvass

  4. debate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    argue, dispute, deliberate, hold an argument

  5. debate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Rare.) fight, contend, struggle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. debate(n)

    Synonyms:
    discussion, argument, moot, dispute, controversy, disputation, forensic

  2. debate(v)

    Synonyms:
    argue, discuss, moot, contend, controvert

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How to use debate in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    The judgment of the people was that debate should take place, i want to have serious debate that goes beyond the boundaries of ruling versus opposition parties.

  2. Salil Shetty:

    This is a historic day for Amnesty International, it was not a decision that was reached easily or quickly and we thank all our members from around the world, as well as all the many groups we consulted, for their important contribution to this debate.

  3. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall:

    Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump, because he isn't arguing with allies about policy. He's questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe.

  4. Elkin Abramowitz:

    The whole brouhaha here is overblown to the point where there are cynical suggestions offered for the plain and simple truth that the chamber wanted only to release accurate information that they believed was totally unassailable, the chamber was never satisfied that the numbers that they were getting from D.O.H. were accurate. The chamber responded to the D.O.J. request with what they deemed to be totally accurate numbers. They didn’t want to have a public debate about other numbers at the same time.

  5. Edward Panetta:

    While Donald Trump was strong in the first 20 minutes of the debate he faltered badly as the debate progressed.

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Translations for debate

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  • نقاش, مناظرة, مناقشةArabic
  • дебатирам, дискусия, разискване, дискутирам, дебатиBulgarian
  • debatovatCzech
  • Debatte, debattierenGerman
  • συζητώ, αντιπαράθεση, αντιπαραθέτω, συζήτηση, συνεξετάζω, δίβατον, διάλογοςGreek
  • debate, debatirSpanish
  • väittely, debatti, väitelläFinnish
  • débattre, débat, discussionFrench
  • connsachadh, connsaichScottish Gaelic
  • बहस करना, बहस, वाद - विवाद, वाद-विवाद, बिबाद, चर्चा करना, वाद - विवाद करना, वाद विवादHindi
  • բանավեճ, բանավիճել, վեճ, քննարկումArmenian
  • debatarIdo
  • dibattere, dibattito, dibattimentoItalian
  • 議論, 討論Japanese
  • пікірталасKazakh
  • 토론Korean
  • disputō, disputātiōLatin
  • taupatupatuMāori
  • bespreking, debat, debatteren, uitpraten, bespreken, discussie, meningsverschilDutch
  • debattNorwegian
  • debataPolish
  • debater, debate, discussãoPortuguese
  • dezbatere, controversă, polemică, discuțieRomanian
  • обсуждать, полемика, спор, дискуссия, дебат, дебаты, дискутировать, споритьRussian
  • debatAlbanian
  • debatt, diskussion, meningsutbyte, debatteraSwedish
  • mdahaloSwahili
  • ప్రత్యేక చర్చ, చర్చించుకొను, వాదించుకొను, చర్చలలో పాల్గొను, చర్చలు, వ్యాసరచన పోటీ, విమర్శించు, వ్యాసం రచన పోటీ, వాదించుTelugu
  • tartışma, tartışmak, müzakere, münazaraTurkish
  • tranh luậnVietnamese
  • 辯論Chinese

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