Debate synonyms

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Discussion in which there is disagreement; debate
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A marriage or an arrangement of marriage:
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A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
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To examine or consider a subject in speech or writing.
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(Obs.) To make useless
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To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
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Open to questioning; that which can be denied, challenged, or disputed.
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An argument or controversial discussion
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To set as an opposite in position:
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To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine:
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To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
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(Obsolete) To engage in conversation or discussion.
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To argue (a person) into or out of something
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To be liable or accountable:
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To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
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To balance or ponder in the mind; consider in order to make a choice
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(Archaic) To quarrel (with)
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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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To render (a subject or issue) irrelevant:
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To pass (gossip, rumor, etc.) about freely and carelessly
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Given to contention; quarrelsome.
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Fond of controversy; disputatious.
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That can be questioned or disputed
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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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Of, characteristic of, or suitable for a law court, public debate, or formal argumentation
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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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In constitutional law, an actual, definite, and concrete dispute over legal rights between parties with adverse interests wherein one party is seeking an adjudication of the dispute and specific relief of a conclusive nature. Also called case or controversy requirement. See also adversary proceeding.
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Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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A mock court in which hypothetical cases are argued, usually as an academic exercise for students
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To examine or discuss in detail; look over carefully
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To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder
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To think or consider carefully and fully; esp., to consider reasons for and against a thing in order to make up one's mind
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To study or analyze:
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To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
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To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement:
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To have a conference or discussion, esp. with an enemy; confer
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To find fault or disagree:
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To present opposing evidence or arguments.
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To fight with an opponent in a short bout or practice session, as in boxing or the martial arts.
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A vehement quarrel.
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A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
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An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
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An assertion put forward in argument:
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Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
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A conflict or difference of opinion.
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(Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
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A quick, slapping sound
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A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
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A fit of irritation.
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A quarrel; dispute; argument
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A heated argument; squabble
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Any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. rhabarbarum, having long edible green or reddish leafstalks that are usually cooked and sweetened.
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Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria.
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The act of disputing; debate.
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The art or study of formal debate; argumentation.
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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 separate or keep out by means of 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 method of logic used by Hegel and adapted by Marx to observable social and economic processes: it is based on the principle that an idea or event (thesis) generates its opposite (antithesis), leading to a reconciliation of opposites (synthesis)
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Consideration and discussion of alternatives before reaching a decision
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To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
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