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debate

Synonyms of debate in English:

noun

  • I would welcome a debate on the reforms there is renewed debate about NATO's defence role
    discussion, exchange of views, discourse, parley;
    argument, dispute, wrangle, altercation, war of words;
    negotiations, talks;
    dialogue, comment, interest
    informal confab, powwow, rap session
  • verb

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  • 1 MPs will debate the future of the railways
    discuss, confer about, talk over, talk through, talk about, exchange views on, exchange views about, thrash out, argue, argue about, argue the pros and cons of, dispute, wrangle over, bandy words concerning, contend over, contest, controvert, moot
    archaic altercate
  • 2 he debated whether to telephone Charlotte
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