Definitions For Debate


  • A discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
  • The formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  • A discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something


  • Argue with one another
  • Have an argument about something
  • Discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  • Think about carefully; weigh
  • To discuss (something) with people whose opinions are different from your own
  • To compete against (someone) in a debate : to argue against another person's opinions as part of an organized event
  • To think about (something) in order to decide what to do

Is Debate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Debate is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Debate in a Sentence

  • The candidates participated in several debates before the election was held.
  • The meaning of the text has been the subject of considerable debate among scholars for many years.
  • Scholars have been debating the meaning of the text for years.
  • Whether or not the tax cuts benefit the lower classes is still hotly debated among economists.
  • The energy bill is currently being debated in Congress.

Synonyms for Debate

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