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debates, 3rd person singular present; debated, past participle; debated, past tense; debating, present participle;
  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. (debate) argument: a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
  2. (debate) argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
  3. (debate) consider: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
  4. (debate) the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  5. (debate) discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  6. (debate) argue: have an argument about something
  7. (Debate (parliamentary procedure)) 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. ...
  8. (Debation) 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 ...
  9. (The Debate) "The Debate" is episode 139 of The West Wing. The episode was broadcast live with the NBC watermark on screen. ...
  10. (debate) 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 ...
  11. (debation) debating
  12. (debate) a discussion involving two or more opposing sides of an issue. In American politics in recent years, debates have come to be associated with televised programs at which all candidates for the presidency or the vice presidency present their own and their party’s views in response to ...
  13. (Debate) Formal discussion on a matter before the body.
  14. (Debate) Intermediate step in procedure which can result in the conclusion of a civil case prior to proof proceeding.
  15. (Debate) To argue the merits of a legislative measure, pro and con.
  16. (debate) Discussion of a motion prior to a vote.
  17. (DEBATE) 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.
  18. (DEBATE) legislation, practice. A contestation between two or more persons, in which they take different sides of a question, and maintain them, respectively, by facts and arguments; or it is a discussion, in writing, of some contested point.
  19. (Debate) A formal discussion in Parliament or Committee in which different views may be expressed.
  20. (Debate) A thread in which members take opposing stances on an issue to determine who is more right.
  21. (Debate) An academic discussion between elders of the Learned Clan.
  22. (Debate) Discussion by legislators during a committee meeting or while a house is meeting supporting or opposing an issue.
  23. (Debate) Face-to-face discussion of candidates' views on issues.
  24. (Debate) Junior Prefects within each House, who are elected, when in C block (the lower sixth form), by members of Library, and remain in Debate until elected by their peers into Library when in B block themselves.
  25. (Debate) The formal discussion that takes place in the Senate and House in consideration of legislation, giving members an opportunity to state their case for or against a bill and allowing them to challenge their colleague's position in a structured dialogue governed by specific rules.