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debates, plural;
  1. Argue about (a subject), esp. in a formal manner
    • - the board debated his proposal
    • - the date when people first entered America is hotly debated
  2. Consider a possible course of action in one's mind before reaching a decision
    • - he debated whether he should leave the matter alone or speak to her
  1. A formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward

  2. An argument about a particular subject, esp. one in which many people are involved
    • - the national debate on abortion
    • - there has been much debate about prices

  1. argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
  2. argument: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
  3. consider: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
  4. the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  5. discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  6. argue: have an argument about something
  7. Debate or debating is a formal method of interactive and representational argument. Debate is a broader form of argument than logical argument, which only examines consistency from axiom, and factual argument, which only examines what is or isn't the case or rhetoric which is a technique of ...
  8. Debate or discussion in parliamentary procedure refers to discussion on the merits of a pending question; that is, whether it should or not be agreed to. ...
  9. "The Debate" is episode 139 of The West Wing. The episode was broadcast live with the NBC watermark on screen. Because of this, there are actually two versions of this episode; one performed live for east coast audiences and a second performed a few hours later for west coast broadcast. ...
  10. Strife, discord; An argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting, often with more than two people, generally ending with a vote or other decision; An informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views; Discussion of opposing views; a type of literary ...
  11. (debation) debating
  12. (Débâtement) Period of physical movement, often very intense and violent, which reflects the struggle between the gros-bon-ange and the loa over the possession of the physical body of a devotee.
  13. (Debates) Nature versus nurture
  14. the formal expression of a member's views for or against a matter.
  15. The formal discussion and argumentation of a matter by the members of the Senate and General Assembly during a session.  Precise limitations on debate in the New Jersey Legislature have been set by the rules of each house.
  16. A discussion of any subject by Senators or Members of Parliament.
  17. Formal discussion on a matter before the body.
  18. A formal discussion in Parliament or Committee in which different views may be expressed.
  19. A formal, public political discussion involving two or more candidates for office. In a debate, candidates state and defend their positions on major issues. Debates are often held in public places or are broadcast on radio, TV, and/or on the Internet.
  20. a discussion in which the arguments for or against a subject are presented in the Assembly according to rules;
  21. This word often does refer to a debate, particularly one in a legislative body. But it also frequently refers to a discussion, one that doesn't have to include opposing viewpoints.
  22. Face-to-face discussion of candidates' views on issues.
  23. Discussion or argument after the chair has stated a motion that is debatable.
  24. Intermediate step in procedure when legal points are considered, and which can result in the conclusion of a civil case prior to evidence being led.
  25. To argue the merits of a legislative measure, pro and con.