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debate
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 7
1. To engage in strife or combat; to fight.
2. To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; - often followed by on or upon.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To engage in combat for; to strive for.
2. To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against.
3. A fight or fighting; contest; strife.
4. Contention in words or arguments; discussion for the purpose of elucidating truth or influencing action; strife in argument; controversy; as, the debates in Parliament or in Congress.
5. Subject of discussion.
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