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synonyms for debating

  • answer
  • bicker
  • consider
  • contest
  • deliberate
  • oppose
  • question
  • wrangle
  • agitate
  • altercate
  • bandy
  • canvass
  • cogitate
  • confab
  • confute
  • contend
  • controvert
  • demonstrate
  • differ
  • disprove
  • dispute
  • hassle
  • moot
  • pettifog
  • prove
  • reason
  • rebut
  • refute
  • rehash
  • bump heads
  • chew the fat
  • cross swords
  • discept
  • hammer away at
  • hash over
  • have at it
  • kick around
  • knock around
  • lock horns
  • pick a bone
  • put up argument
  • set to
  • talk back
  • talk game
  • thrash out
  • toss around
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antonyms for debating

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  • agree
  • endorse
  • give in
  • go along
  • harmonize
  • make peace
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How to use debating in a sentence

They halted, and while debating what best to do, a couple of guerrillas came riding towards them.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The band of guerrillas had seen them, and halted, and were scanning them carefully, as if debating whether to advance or not.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
Whether that army should consist of five regiments or of fifteen was hardly worth debating.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
While we sat there, feeling crushed, and debating what was to be done, my train came in.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Henri found her there, at something before nine, rather downcast and worried, and debating about going up to bed.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
All boys from eleven to sixteen are invited to become members of a debating society on a legal basis.
HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE, NOVEMBER 30, 1880VARIOUS
No alteration as to the public: Much debating, little hopes and no news.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
Bussy had been debating within himself whether or not to confide to his friends what he knew about Diana.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
The anchor was up, and slowly with a light breeze we drew away from the river, debating what should be our next move.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
Again the major held his peace, as if he were debating some knotty point with himself—the table-clearing giving him his chance.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
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