Synonyms for debate

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dih-beyt
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈbeɪt

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Définition of debate

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to quarrel, dispute," also "discuss, deliberate upon the pros and cons of," from Old French debatre (13c., Modern French débattre), originally "to fight," from de- "down, completely" (see de-) + batre "to beat" (see battery). Related: Debated; debating.
  • noun discussion of issues; consideration
  • verb argue, discuss
Example sentences :
  • The supremacy of the nation and its laws should be no longer a subject of debate.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • But let it—if it must be Lovelace or Solmes, the choice cannot admit of debate.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • He was quite aware of his own ascendency in counsel and his supremacy in debate.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • The debate began April 12th, and continued for eight nights.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • I see that they are already forming to continue this debate with us.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Whatever point was in her mind she did not, or could not, debate it.
  • Extract from : « Questionable Shapes » by William Dean Howells
  • "You will be late for the debate," said one of them to the other.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The result of their debate, I suppose, will somehow or other be communicated to me by-and-by.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Pierre, for his part, had not spoken a word since the beginning of the debate.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The excitement was so great that it was some time before the debate could be resumed.
  • Extract from : « Freeland » by Theodor Hertzka

Antonyms for debate

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