|1.||[ noun ] a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal|
"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)|
|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|
|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|