• (v. t.) 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. • (v. t.) To engage in combat for; to strive for. • (v. t.) Subject of discussion. • (v. i.) To engage in strife or combat; to fight. &b...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/debate/
turn over verb
think about carefully; weigh; `They considered the possibility of a strike`; `Turn the proposal over in your mind`Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
Debate or discussion in parliamentary procedure refers to discussion on the merits of a pending question; that is, whether it should or not be agreed to. Robert`s Rules of Order notes that `Debate, rightly understood, is an essential element in the making of rational decisions of consequence by intelligent people.`...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debate_(parliamentary_procedure)
De·bate' intransitive verb 1.
To engage in strife or combat; to fight. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
« Well could he tourney and in lists debate
.» Spenser. 2.
To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine differen...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/D/12
[ French débat
, from débattre
. See Debate
, transitive verb
A fight or fighting; contest; strife. [ Archaic] « On the day of the Trinity next ensuing was a great debate
. . . and in that murder there were slain...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/D/12
De·bate' transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Debated ; present participle & verbal noun Debating .] [ Old French debatre , French débattre ; Latin de + batuere to beat. See Batter , Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/D/12
a discussion with reasons for and against some proposalFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1162612
formal, oral confrontation between two individuals, teams, or groups who present arguments to support opposing sides of a question, generally ... [7 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/d/21
means to evaluate the pros and cons (arguments for and against; advantages and disadvantages; positives and negatives) of a topic.Found on http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjec
- the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote) 2. [v] - discuss the pros and cons of an issue 3. [v] - argue with one anotherFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=debate
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