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Dictionary definition for: Debate

1. (n) a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

2. (v) argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion" "John debated Mary"

3. (n) the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)

4. (v) think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike" "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

5. (v) discuss the pros and cons of an issue

6. (v) have an argument about something

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