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Dispute vs. Debate

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Disputenoun

An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree.

Debatenoun

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.’;

Disputenoun

Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

Debatenoun

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.’;

Disputeverb

(intransitive) to contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another

Debatenoun

(uncountable) Discussion of opposing views.

‘There has been considerable debate concerning exactly how to format these articles.’;

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Disputeverb

(transitive) to make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss

‘Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.’;

Debatenoun

(frequently in the 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.

Disputeverb

to oppose by argument or assertion; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of

‘to dispute assertions or arguments’;

Debatenoun

(obsolete) Strife, discord.

Disputeverb

to strive or contend about; to contest

Debateverb

(ambitransitive) To participate in a debate; to dispute, argue, especially in a public arena.

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Disputeverb

(obsolete) to struggle against; to resist

Debateverb

To fight.

Disputeverb

To contend in argument; to argue against something maintained, upheld, or claimed, by another; to discuss; to reason; to debate; to altercate; to wrangle.

‘Therefore disputed [reasoned, Rev. Ver.] he in synagogue with the Jews.’;

Debateverb

To engage in combat for; to strive for.

Disputeverb

To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.

‘The rest I reserve it be disputed how the magistrate is to do herein.’;

Debateverb

(transitive) To consider (to oneself), to think over, to attempt to decide

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Disputeverb

To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.

‘To seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance.’;

Debateverb

To engage in combat for; to strive for.

‘Volunteers . . . thronged to serve under his banner, and the cause of religion was debated with the same ardor in Spain as on the plains of Palestine.’;

Disputeverb

To strive or contend about; to contest.

‘To dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards.’;

Debateverb

To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against.

‘A wise council . . . that did debate this business.’; ‘Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself.’;

Disputeverb

To struggle against; to resist.

‘Dispute it [grief] like a man.’;

Debateverb

To engage in strife or combat; to fight.

‘Well could he tourney and in lists debate.’;

Disputenoun

Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate.

‘Addicted moreTo contemplation and profound dispute.’;

Debateverb

To contend in words; to dispute; hence, to deliberate; to consider; to discuss or examine different arguments in the mind; - often followed by on or upon.

‘He presents that great soul debating upon the subject of life and death with his intimate friends.’;

Disputenoun

Contest; struggle; quarrel.

Debatenoun

A fight or fighting; contest; strife.

‘On the day of the Trinity next ensuing was a great debate . . . and in that murder there were slain . . . fourscore.’; ‘But question fierce and proud replyGave signal soon of dire debate.’;

Disputenoun

a disagreement or argument about something important;

‘he had a dispute with his wife’; ‘there were irreconcilable differences’; ‘the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats’;

Debatenoun

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.

‘Heard, noted, answer'd, as in full debate.’;

Disputenoun

coming into conflict with

Debatenoun

Subject of discussion.

‘Statutes and edicts concerning this debate.’;

Disputeverb

take exception to;

‘She challenged his claims’;

Debatenoun

a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal;

‘the argument over foreign aid goes on and on’;

Disputeverb

have a disagreement over something;

‘We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America’; ‘These tewo fellows are always scrapping over something’;

Debatenoun

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

Disputenoun

a disagreement or argument

‘a territorial dispute between the two countries’; ‘the Commission is in dispute with the government’;

Debateverb

argue with one another;

‘We debated the question of abortion’; ‘John debated Mary’;

Disputenoun

a disagreement between management and employees that leads to industrial action

‘an industrial dispute’;

Debateverb

think about carefully; weigh;

‘They considered the possibility of a strike’; ‘Turn the proposal over in your mind’;

Disputeverb

argue about (something)

‘the point has been much disputed’; ‘he taught and disputed with local poets’;

Debateverb

discuss the pros and cons of an issue

Disputeverb

question whether (a statement or alleged fact) is true or valid

‘the accusations are not disputed’; ‘the estate disputes that it is responsible for the embankment’;

Debateverb

have an argument about something

Disputeverb

compete for; strive to win

‘the two drivers crashed while disputing the lead’;

Debatenoun

a formal discussion on a particular matter in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward and which usually ends with a vote

‘last night's debate on the Education Bill’;

Disputeverb

resist (a landing or advance)

‘I formed my line and prepared to dispute the advance of the foe’;

Debatenoun

an argument about a particular subject, especially one in which many people are involved

‘there has been much debate about prices’; ‘the national debate on abortion’;

Debateverb

argue about (a subject), especially in a formal manner

‘MPs debated the issue in the Commons’; ‘members of the society debated for five nights’;

Debateverb

consider a possible course of action in one's mind before reaching a decision

‘he debated whether he should leave the matter alone or speak to her’;

Debate

Debate is a process that involves formal discourse on a particular topic. In a debate, arguments are put forward for often opposing viewpoints.

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