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Definition of Debate


  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. To engage in strife or combat; to fight.
  4. 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.
  5. A fight or fighting; contest; strife.
  6. 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.
  7. Subject of discussion.
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Debate Translations

debate in Danish is debat
debate in Dutch is debat
debate in Hungarian is vita
debate in Italian is dibattito
debate in Latin is disputatio, confero
debate in Norwegian is debatt
debate in Spanish is debate
debate in Swedish is debatt, debattera, debatt