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Another word for debate

  1. To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly

      1. Subject to debate; arguable or unsettled:
      2. Of no practical importance; irrelevant:
      3. Not presenting an open legal question, as a result of the occurrence of some event definitively resolving the issue, or the absence of a genuine case or controversy.
      1. To argue about; debate:
      2. To argue or debate with (someone).
      3. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
      1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
      2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
      3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
      1. To put forth reasons for or against; debate:
      2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
      3. To give evidence of; indicate:
  1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed

      1. To mix together or intertwine in a confused mass; snarl:
      2. To catch or ensnare in an intertwined or confused mass:
      3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
      1. Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened.
      2. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
      3. A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
      1. An argument or a fight.
      2. Trouble; bother.
      3. To argue or fight:
      1. To quarrel noisily or angrily.
      2. To grasp and maneuver something.
      3. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
      1. A sound or a combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
      2. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
      3. A command or direction; an order:
      1. A fit of irritation.
      2. A petty quarrel.
      3. To quarrel.
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker.
      2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
      1. A quarrel or argument.
      2. Matter that is added to a text.
      3. Having been added to or inserted into a text:
      1. An angry dispute; an altercation.
      2. A reason for a dispute or argument:
      3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
      1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
      2. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
      3. Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
      1. To attempt to harm or gain power over an adversary by blows or with weapons.
      2. To engage in a boxing match.
      3. To engage in a quarrel; argue:
      1. To argue about; debate:
      2. To argue or debate with (someone).
      3. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
      1. A failure or refusal to agree.
      2. A disparity; an inconsistency.
      3. A conflict or difference of opinion.
      1. The condition or quality of being difficult:
      2. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
      3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
      1. A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views.
      2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
      1. The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate.
      2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
      3. An assertion put forward in argument:
      1. To collide with a loud, harsh, usually metallic noise:
      2. To meet in violent conflict:
      3. To be in opposition or disagreement:
      1. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
      2. To flicker or glitter:
      3. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
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  2. The presentation of an argument or arguments

Another word for debate

      1. The act or process of deliberating.
      2. Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue:
      3. Thoughtfulness in decision or action.
      1. The art or practice of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments.
      2. The process especially associated with Hegel of arriving at the truth by stating a thesis, developing a contradictory antithesis, and combining and resolving them into a coherent synthesis.
      3. The Marxian process of change through the conflict of opposing forces, whereby a given contradiction is characterized by a primary and a secondary aspect, the secondary succumbing to the primary, which is then transformed into an aspect of a new contradiction.
      1. The art or study of formal debate; argumentation.
      2. The use of science and technology to investigate and establish facts in criminal or civil courts of law.
      1. The art or practice of argumentation or controversy.
      2. The practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.
      1. The act of disputing; debate.
      2. An academic exercise consisting of a formal debate or an oral defense of a thesis.
      1. The presentation and elaboration of an argument or arguments.
      2. Deductive reasoning in debate.
      3. A debate.
      1. One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another:
      2. One that is like another in one or more specified qualities:
      3. One that is able to compete equally with another:
      1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
      2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
      3. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control: