Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun debate

2 senses of debate

Sense 1
argument, argumentation, debate -- (a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on")
       => discussion, give-and-take, word -- (an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it")

Sense 2
debate, disputation, public debate -- (the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote))
       => public speaking, speechmaking, speaking, oral presentation -- (delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb debate

4 senses of debate

Sense 1
debate -- (argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary")
       => consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate -- (think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind")

Sense 2
consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberate -- (think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind")
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Sense 3
debate, deliberate -- (discuss the pros and cons of an issue)
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Sense 4
argue, contend, debate, fence -- (have an argument about something)
       => converse, discourse -- (carry on a conversation)

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