HyperDic: debate

English > 6 senses of the word debate:
NOUNcommunicationdebate, argument, argumentationa discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
communicationdebate, disputation, public debatethe formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
VERBcognitiondebateargue with one another
communicationdebate, consider, moot, turn over, deliberatethink about carefully
communicationdebate, deliberatediscuss the pros and cons of an issue
communicationdebate, argue, contend, fencehave an argument about something
debate > pronunciation
Soundsdahbey't
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > debate: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal.
Synonymsargument, argumentation
NarrowerlogomachyArgument about words or the meaning / meaning of words
Broaderdiscussion, give-and-take, wordAn exchange of views on some topic
Spanishargumento, debate, discusión
Catalanargument, debat
Verbsdebateargue with one another
debatediscuss the pros and cons of an issue
debatehave an argument about something
English > debate: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote).
Synonymsdisputation, public debate
Broaderpublic speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentationdelivering an address to a public audience
Spanishdebate
Verbsdebatediscuss the pros and cons of an issue
English > debate: 6 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningargue with one another.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam and Sue debate; Sam cannot debate Sue
Examples
  • "We debated the question of abortion"
  • "John debated Mary"
Broaderconsider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberatethink about carefully
Spanishdebatir, deliberar, discutir
Catalandeliberar, discutir
Nounsdebatea discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
debatersomeone who engages in debate
English > debate: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningthink about carefully; weigh.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
ModelThey debate moving
Synonymsconsider, moot, turn over, deliberate
Narrowerdebateargue with one another
premeditateConsider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand
seeDeliberate or decide
think twiceConsider and reconsider carefully
wrestleEngage in deep thought, consideration, or debate
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Similar tostudy, considerGive careful consideration to
Spanishconsiderar, contemplar, deliberar, discutir, estimar
Catalanconsiderar, deliberar, discutir, estimar, plantejar
English > debate: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdiscuss the pros and cons of an issue.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue debate; The cool air does debate good
Synonymdeliberate
Entailed bydecide, make up one's mind, determinereach, make, or come to a decision about something
Narrowervexsubject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishdebatir, deliberar, discutir
Catalandebatre, deliberar, discutir
Adjectivesdebatablecapable of being disproved
debatableopen to argument or debate
Nounsdebatethe formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
debatea discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
debatersomeone who engages in debate
English > debate: 6 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningHave an argument about something.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsargue, contend, fence
Entailsdisagree, differ, dissent, take issueBe of different opinions
NarroweropposeBe against
quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateHave a disagreement over something
quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleargue over petty things
sparfight verbally
stickledispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)
Broaderconverse, discoursecarry on a conversation
Spanishargumentar, debatir, deliberar, discutir, polemizar, reñir
Catalanargumentar, debatre, deliberar, discutir, polemitzar
Adjectivesdebatableopen to argument or debate
Nounsdebatea discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal

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