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1. public

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole.

Synonyms

  • state-supported
  • in the public eye
  • open
  • exoteric
  • national
  • unexclusive
  • overt
  • semipublic

Antonyms

  • private
  • esoteric
  • unfree
  • classified

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

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2. public

noun. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] people in general considered as a whole.

Synonyms

  • people
  • admass
  • world
  • populace

Antonyms

  • bar
  • seal
  • close
  • bolt

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

3. public

adjective. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] affecting the people or community as a whole.

Antonyms

  • restricted

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. public

noun. ['ˈpʌblɪk'] a body of people sharing some common interest.

Antonyms

  • cork

Etymology

  • publik (Anglo-Norman)

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. 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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