1. [ noun ] a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
Synonyms: argument argumentation

"the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

Related terms: discussion argue argue argue
2. [ noun ] the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
Synonyms: public_debate disputation
Related terms: public_speaking quarrel
3. [ verb ] argue with one another

"We debated the question of abortion" "John debated Mary"

Related terms: consider deliberate argument
4. [ verb ] discuss the pros and cons of an issue
Synonyms: deliberate
Related terms: discuss vex argument deliberation debater
5. [ verb ] think about carefully; weigh
Synonyms: consider deliberate turn_over moot

"They considered the possibility of a strike" "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

Related terms: discuss think_twice see wrestle premeditate study consideration consideration deliberation
6. [ verb ] have an argument about something
Synonyms: argue contend fence
Related terms: converse oppose quarrel quibble spar stickle controversy debater disagree
Similar spelling:   deviate