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Related / Similar Words: argument, argumentation, disputation, public debate, argue, contend, fence, deliberate, consider, moot, turn over

 

Definition:
  • a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on";
  • the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote);
  • argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary";
  • have an argument about something;
  • discuss the pros and cons of an issue;
  • think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind";

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    Hyponyms: stickle, spar, quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, oppose, vex, see, premeditate, wrestle, think twice

     

    Grouped Verbs: study, consider

     

    Entailments: disagree, differ, dissent, take issue

     

    Derivational Morphology: argue, contend, fence, deliberate, reason, indicate, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, argument, argumentation, debater, arguer, controversy, contention, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, arguing, deliberation, weighing, advisement, deliberateness, public debate, consideration

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: debat and debatoj   Dutch: debat and debatteren  
    Finnish: väitellä and väittely   French: débat and débattre  
    German: Debatte and debattieren   Greek: αντιπαραθέτω, συζητώ, συνεξετάζω and δίβατον  
    Ido: debatar   Italian: dibattere and dibattito  
    Russian: дебат and дискутировать   Swedish: debatt and debattera  
    Turkish: münazara and tartışmak  
     
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