Meaning of debate

Definition of debate

(noun) 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 a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
(verb) argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
discuss the pros and cons of an issue
have an argument about something

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