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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

How to pronounce debate?

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How to say debate in sign language?

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How to use debate in a sentence?

  1. Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri:

    He can come on with a relatively genteel persona that is calm, or he can come in very aggressive and be aggressive in a way that you would not normally see a presidential, you know Republican nominee behave and so we're preparing for either one. Fox News can confirm that two of the most experienced debate strategists – D.C. lawyer Karen Dunn and former Al Gore aide Ron Klain -- have been overseeing the Westchester County debate prep. Dunn famously told President Obama to punch Mitt Romney in the mouth after a lackluster debate performance in 2012. The Clinton campaign and surrogates meanwhile are trying to get under Trump’s skin by circulating a 19-page list of Trump’s.

  2. Theresa May:

    In the two years since the referendum, we have had a spirited national debate, with robust views echoing around the cabinet table as they have on breakfast tables up and down the country, over that time, I've listened to every possible idea and every possible version of Brexit. Mr Speaker, this is the right Brexit.

  3. Catarina Martins:

    The issue is now firmly on the political agenda, it is now in detailed debate in society, it is no longer a problem that each family with a suffering loved one has to face on its own, it now becomes a problem for all of us to find answers to...The state cannot continue to close its eyes to the suffering.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    It's always the administration, not Congress, that carries the burden of proof in a debate of this nature, and it seems the administration today has a long way to go with Democrats and Republicans alike.

  5. Andrew Tyndall:

    If Ginger Zee reported in the role of climatologist rather than meteorologist, I would praise ABC's 'World News Tonight's' decision as a daring intervention into a crucial national and global debate, instead, she is more like a pornographer.


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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