Debate synonyms

dĭ-bāt'
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To engage in a quarrel; dispute.
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The definition of argumentation is the act of going over the pros and cons of something.
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To prove (something) to be false or incorrect.
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(Sports) A game or contest in which two or more persons, animals, or teams oppose and compete with each other:
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To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
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Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
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To speak with another or others about; talk over:
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(Idiomatic) To chat idly or generally waste time talking.
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Open to questioning; that which can be denied, challenged, or disputed.
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A vehement quarrel.
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Polemic is a controversy, debate or dispute, or a person who is inclined to argue.
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To object to.
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To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.
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To contend is to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge.
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To reason is to think things through, to use logic, or to try to solve a problem with logic.
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To wrangle is to get something using persuasion, to manage animals on a ranch, or to loudly argue about something.
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To answer is defined as to give a response to a question in either an oral or written manner, or by a physical gesture.
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To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.
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To bear up; to raise; to lift into the air; to swing up.
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To be of a different opinion; disagree:
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To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
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(Slang) To talk, esp. in a boring or abusive way
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Moot is defined as to bring something up to discuss or debate.
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To throw or strike reciprocally, like balls in sports.
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To consent or accede (to); say “yes”
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To meet in the same point; to combine or conjoin; to contribute or help towards a common object or effect.
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A formal discourse on a topic; an exposition.
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Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
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Of, subject to, or stirring up controversy; debatable
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(Rare) Of, or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal.
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Of or relating to something that is in question as to its value or intent.
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Of questionable character:
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Subject to doubt or question; uncertain.
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Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
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(Archaic) Relating to, or used in debate or argument.
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Aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious.
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Of dubious morality or respectability:
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(--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
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A lengthy discussion of an important question in which opposing opinions clash; debate; disputation
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Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
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A mock court in which hypothetical cases are argued, usually as an academic exercise for students
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Canvass is defined as to carefully examine or discuss something or to go through an area to get votes, orders or survey answers.
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The definition of consider is to decide, keep in mind, or believe as true.
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To deliberate is to think about or discuss something until you reach a conclusion.
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To determine the aptitude, skills or qualifications of someone by subjecting them to an examination.
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To engage in a quarrel; argue:
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To negotiate is defined as to bargain or discuss both sides of an issue until an agreement is reached.
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To have a discussion, especially with an enemy.
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To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
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To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case:
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To fight by striking with the feet and spurs. Used of gamecocks.
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(Countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
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An angry quarrel; a squabble.
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An angry argument
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The definition of contention is a struggle, dispute or something that someone argues about.
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Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
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A quarrel.
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(Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
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The spawn of shellfish, especially oysters and similar molluscs.
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A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
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A heated argument; squabble
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(Informal) A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
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(Informal) An argument or altercation.
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An academic exercise consisting of a formal debate or an oral defense of a thesis.
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The art or study of formal debate; argumentation.
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To make firm; to confirm, or ratify; especially (law) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appelate court for review.
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To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly
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A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
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the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
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To surround or enclose with a fence or other barrier.
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(Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
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Plural form of polemic
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The general application of this principle in analysis, criticism, exposition, etc.
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That can be questioned or disputed
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Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.
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To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
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