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debate, argumentation, argument
n. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
public debate, disputation, debate
n. the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
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argue with oneself, debate
v. argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
deliberate, debate
v. discuss the pros and cons of an issue
turn over, deliberate, moot, debate, consider
v. think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
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battle, struggle, conflict
n. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
strife
n. bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
feud
n. a bitter quarrel between two parties
case
n. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"
discourse, treatment, discussion
n. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
difference of opinion, conflict, difference, dispute
n. 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"
disceptation, arguing, argument, tilt, disputation, contestation, contention, controversy
n. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
disceptation, arguing, argument, tilt, disputation, contestation, contention, controversy
n. a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement; "they were involved in a violent argument"
polemic
n. a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
polemic
n. a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
run-in, dustup, words, row, wrangle, quarrel
n. an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words"
claim, call
n. a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
strife, discord
n. lack of agreement or harmony
mull over, excogitate, think over, chew over, speculate, ruminate, mull, reflect, muse, contemplate, ponder, meditate
v. reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
reason
v. think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
postulate, contend
v. maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
parley
v. discuss, as between enemies
reason, argue
v. present reasons and arguments
clash
v. disagree violently; "We clashed over the new farm policies"
talk over, hash out, discuss
v. speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
repugn, contend, contest
v. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
warrant, justify
v. show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for; "The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns"; "The end justifies the means"
discourse, converse
v. carry on a conversation
treat
v. engage in negotiations in order to reach an agreement; "they had to treat with the King"
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make up one's mind, determine, decide
v. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
agree
v. consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
deny
v. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
collaborate
v. cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"
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