Debate

/duhbey't/

Sense: Noun


  1. The formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote).

  2. A discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal.

    1. The argument over foreign aid goes on and on.
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Sense: Verb


  1. Argue with one another.

    1. We debated the question of abortion.
    2. John debated mary.
  2. Discuss the pros and cons of an issue.

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  3. Have an argument about something.

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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
de•bate
IPA Transcription
/dʌbeɪ't/
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