Definitions of debate

  1. To deliberate; to dispute. Debating society, a society for the purpose of debate and improvement in extemporaneous speaking.
  2. To discuss; argue; consider; reflect.
  3. To engage in combat for; to strive for.
  4. To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against.
  5. A fight or fighting; contest; strife.
  6. Contention in words or arguments; discussion for the purpose of elucidating truth or influencing action; strife in argument; controversy; as, the debates in Parliament or in Congress.
  7. Subject of discussion.
  8. Discuss by presenting arguments for and against; dispute; meditate upon.
  9. To contend for in argument.
  10. To engage in strife or combat; to fight.
  11. To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; - often followed by on or upon.
  12. To argue or discuss a point; reflect.
  13. To deliberate: to join in debate.
  14. argue with one another; " We debated the question of abortion"; " John debated Mary"
  15. To contend for or discuss in words or arguments; to contend for.
  16. To contend for in words or arguments; to dispute; to deliberate.
  17. the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition ( usually followed by a vote)
  18. A contention in words or argument.
  19. DEBATER.
  20. Contention in words; discussion.
  21. To discuss.
  22. Debatable.
  23. The discussing of any question; argumentation; dispute.
  24. Contention or discussion in words or argument; contention; contest.
  25. Contention in words; discussion between two or more persons avowedly for the discovery of truth.