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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. Galia Slayen:

    It's tongue in cheek, there were obviously no crickets on the debate stage.

  2. Mary Loots:

    He seems weaker than in the past. One debate doesn't kill a candidate, but if there is a second one like that he is in trouble.

  3. Rand Paul:

    While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked, the President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate.

  4. Gerhard Pfeifer:

    The iDisc has everything it takes to replace theconventional cast iron brake disc and become the new standard in the brake discmarket. Given thecontinued particulate pollution debate in many countries and large cities aroundthe world, there is nothing standing in the way of its breakthrough.

  5. James Lewis:

    It lets [the Chinese] know that there's a cost to doing this, which is something they didn't have to think before, it helps reframe the debate.


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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