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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. Steve Bullock:

    I'm going to be in the second debate in two weeks, i'm really excited about it.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    Let's debate in private.

  3. Dale Ranney:

    I think it’s a great idea, any time you can get more information to the people, absolutely, having Trump debate a socialist? Absolutely. Go for it.

  4. Jim McGovern:

    We introduced this bipartisan bill to force a debate on how Congress has failed to carry out its Constitutional duty to authorize our military engagement in Iraq and Syria, for over 10 months the United States has been engaged in hostilities in Iraq and Syria without debating an authorization for this war.

  5. Associated Press:

    Just a month after entering the race, Mr. Kasich is rising in the polls in New Hampshire, winning head-turning endorsements and drawing new voters to his events who were impressed with his debate performance last week. And his gains could have a significant ripple effect on the Republican primary in this state and beyond, because he is appealing to many of the same voters that former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey are targeting.


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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