a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints:
a debate in the Senate on farm price supports.
a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.
Archaic. strife; contention.
verb (used without object), debated, debating.
to engage in argument or discussion, as in a legislative or public assembly:
When we left, the men were still debating.
to participate in a formal debate.
to deliberate; consider:
I debated with myself whether to tell them the truth or not.
Obsolete. to fight; quarrel.
verb (used with object), debated, debating.
to argue or discuss (a question, issue, or the like), as in a legislative or public assembly:
They debated the matter of free will.
to dispute or disagree about:
The homeowners debated the value of a road on the island.
to engage in formal argumentation or disputation with (another person, group, etc.):
Jones will debate Smith. Harvard will debate Princeton.
to deliberate upon; consider:
He debated his decision in the matter.
Archaic. to contend for or over.
a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
discussion or dispute
the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
to discuss (a motion), esp in a formal assembly
to deliberate upon (something): he debated with himself whether to go
adjective 1. displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure: a flabby and debauched face. 2. corrupted; debased: debauched morals. verb (used with object) 1. to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce. 2. to corrupt or pervert; sully: His honesty was debauched by the prospect of easy money. 3. Archaic. to lead away, as […]
verb (used with object), debilitated, debilitating. 1. to make weak or feeble; enfeeble: The siege of pneumonia debilitated her completely. verb 1. (transitive) to make feeble; weaken
noun 1. the recording or an entry of debt in an account. 2. Bookkeeping. that which is entered in an account as a debt; a recorded item of debt. any entry or the total shown on the debit side. the left-hand side of an account on which such entries are made (opposed to credit). 3. […]
prefix indicating eleven (such as parts, atoms, molecules, or sides)