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1. debate

noun. ['dəˈbeɪt'] a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal.

Synonyms

  • argument
  • argumentation
  • discussion
  • word
  • logomachy

Antonyms

  • agreement
  • surrender
  • refrain
  • conform

Etymology

  • debatre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Debate

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  • circumnavigate
  • recriminate
  • solid-state
  • silverplate
  • remunerate
  • multistate
  • intrastate
  • interrelate
  • disinflate
  • demodulate
  • translate
  • stagflate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • conflate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • reflate
  • prorate

How do you pronounce debate?

Pronounce debate as dəˈbeɪt.

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Sentences with debate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Do you call your congressperson when an issue is up for debate that you care about?

Quotes about debate


1. It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
- Elbert Hubbard

2. The tension between 'yes' and 'no', between 'I can' and 'I cannot', makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.
- Anatole Broyard

3. The whole notion of pain, and how every individual experiences pain, is up for debate. We don't know how another person experiences pain - physical pain or psychic pain. Some of these clinics where assisted suicide or euthanasia is practiced, they call it 'weariness of life.'
- Miriam Toews

2. debate

noun. ['dəˈbeɪt'] the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote).

Synonyms

  • public debate
  • speechmaking
  • oral presentation
  • public speaking
  • disputation

Antonyms

  • forward
  • synonymous
  • make peace
  • defend

Etymology

  • debatre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. debate

verb. ['dəˈbeɪt'] argue with one another.

Synonyms

  • deliberate
  • turn over
  • moot

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude

Etymology

  • debatre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. debate

verb. ['dəˈbeɪt'] discuss the pros and cons of an issue.

Synonyms

  • discuss
  • vex
  • deliberate
  • hash out

Antonyms

  • suffer
  • hurried
  • unintended
  • uncontroversial

Etymology

  • debatre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. debate

verb. ['dəˈbeɪt'] have an argument about something.

Synonyms

  • dissent
  • dispute
  • quibble
  • pettifog
  • spar
  • stickle
  • take issue
  • argufy
  • niggle
  • discourse
  • argue
  • oppose
  • differ
  • converse
  • fence
  • squabble
  • bicker
  • quarrel
  • contend
  • disagree
  • altercate
  • brabble

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • disesteem
  • literalize
  • spiritualize

Etymology

  • debatre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. debate

verb. ['dəˈbeɪt'] think about carefully; weigh.

Synonyms

  • wrestle
  • discuss
  • study
  • consider
  • see
  • think twice
  • premeditate
  • deliberate
  • turn over
  • hash out
  • moot

Antonyms

  • con
  • pro
  • categoreme
  • antonym

Etymology

  • debatre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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