Definition of Debate


  • the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    - public debate
  • a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"


  • have an argument about something
  • discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  • think about carefully
    "They considered the possibility of a strike"
    "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
    - turn over
  • argue with one another
    "We debated the question of abortion"
    "John debated Mary"
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Unscramble debate

54 unscramble word found using the letters debate.

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