Definitions and translations for "debate"

Definition of debate

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Noun
1. Strife, discord.
2. An argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting, often with more than two people, generally ending with a vote or other decision.
After a four-hour debate, the committee voted to table the motion.
3. An informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views.
The debate over the age of the universe is thousands of years old.
There was a bit of a debate over who should pay for the damaged fence.
4. Discussion of opposing views.
There has been considerable debate concerning exactly how to format these articles.
5. (Frequently in French form débat) A type of literary composition, taking the form of a discussion or disputation, commonly found in the vernacular medieval poetry of many European countries, as well as in medieval Latin.
Verb
6. To participate in a debate; to dispute, argue, especially in a public arena.
7. To fight.
8. To engage in combat for; to strive for.
9. To consider (to oneself), to think over, to attempt to decide
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English - English - debate

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n. argument; discussion
v. argue; discuss; consider
n. debate, discussion

English - Spanish - debate

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s. debate, argumentación, argumento, controversia, disputa, pleito
v. debatir, argumentar, contender, discutir, disputar, litigar, pleitear, polemizar, traer a discusión

Spanish - English - debate

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n. debate, discussion

English - French - debate

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n. débat, discussion; délibération
v. débattre, discuter; disputer

English - German - debate

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n. Debatte, Diskussion
v. debattieren, diskutieren; in Betracht ziehen

English - Indonesian - debate

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n. perdebatan, pembahasan, diskusi, perbincangan
v. memperdebatkan, mendebatkan, mendebat, berdebat, memperbantahkan

English - Italian - debate

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s. (Parl) dibattito, discussione; disputa, dibattimento, contraddittorio; controversia, polemica
v. (Parl) discutere, dibattere; ponderare, considerare, riflettere su

English - Polish - debate

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n. debata, dyskusja, dysputa, deliberacja
v. debatować, dyskutować, deliberować, rozważać, spierać się, roztrząsać, walczyć, zastanawiać się

English - Portuguese - debate

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s. discussão, debate
v. debater, discutir, ponderar

English - Romanian - debate

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n. dezbatere, discuţie, consfătuire, controversă
v. dezbate, polemiza, disputa, delibera, pertracta, considera, examina, frământa, medita

English - Russian - debate

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с. дискуссия, прения, дебаты, спор, полемика, диспут
г. обсуждать, дискутировать, рассматривать, спорить

English - Turkish - debate

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f. çekişmek, tartışmak, danışmak; düşünüp taşınmak; dikkate almak
i. tartışma, çekişme, görüşme, müzakere

English - Ukrainian - debate

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n. дискусія, дебати, суперечка, полеміка, боротьба
v. обговорювати, дискутувати, дебатувати, обдумувати, боротися, зважувати, спорити

Portuguese - English - debate

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n. disputation, controversy, deliberation, discussion, debate, dispute; argumentation; contest; agitation; question; parley, moot; canvass

English - Dutch - debate

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zn. argument, gesprek
ww. debatteren; afwegen, overwegen; in aanmerking nemen

English - Greek - debate

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ουσ. δημόσια συζήτηση
ρήμ. συζητώ

Spanish - French - debate

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1. (palabras) discussion (f); controverse (f); débat (m); argumentation (f)
2. (discusión) discussion (f); débat (m)

Spanish - German - debate

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n. besprechung, auseinandersetzung, erörterung, beratung, debatte, aussprache, diskussion, verhandlung, streit

Spanish - Russian - debate

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n. спор, обсуждение

Portuguese - French - debate

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1. (palavra) discussion (f); controverse (f); débat (m); argumentation (f)
2. (discussão) discussion (f); débat (m)

English - Arabic - debate

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‏جدال، نقاش حوار، مناقشة، مناظرة، مناقشات‏
‏ناقش، جادل، تجادل، إشترك، فكر في الأمر‏

English - Chinese - debate

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(名) 辩论, 讨论
(动) 辩论, 争论, 讨论; 思考; 参加辩论; 辩论, 争论, 讨论; 思考, 盘算; 与...辩论

English - Chinese - debate

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(名) 辯論, 討論
(動) 辯論, 爭論, 討論; 思考; 參加辯論; 辯論, 爭論, 討論; 思考, 盤算; 與...辯論

English - Hindi - debate

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n. बहस, बहस-मुबाहिसा, वाद-विवाद, तर्क-वितर्क, झगड़ा, विचार-विमर्श
v. वाद-विवाद करना, विवाद करना, तर्क करना, बहस करना, तर्क-वितर्क करना, झगड़ना, विचार करना, सोचना

English - Japanese - debate

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(動) 討論する; 熟考する
(名) 討論; 討論会

English - Korean - debate

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명. 논쟁; 토론
동. 논쟁하다; 토론하다, 토의하다; 숙고하다, 검토하다

English - Vietnamese - debate

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n. cuộc bàn cải, thảo luận, tranh luận, bàn thảo
v. bàn cải, thảo luận, tranh luận, bàn luận

Spanish - Korean - debate

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n. 토론, 논쟁
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Synonyms for debate
1. deliberation: consideration
2. argument: contest, contention, match, controversy, discussion, disputation, dispute
3. argue: vex, agitate, confute, contend, refute, discuss, controvert
4. deliberate: moot, argue, reason, consider
5. ponder: deliberate, weigh, discuss
Verb forms for debate
Present participle: debating
Present: debate (3.person: debates)
Past: debated
Future: will debate
Present conditional: would debate
Present Perfect: have debated (3.person: has debated)
Past Perfect: had debated
Future Perfect: will have debated
Past conditional: would have debated