Synonyms of debate in English:

debate


See definition of debate

noun

1‘I would welcome a debate on the reforms’

SYNONYMS
discussion, exchange of views, discourse, parley
argument, dispute, wrangle, altercation, war of words
arguing, argumentation, wrangling, sparring, disputation, dissension, disagreement, controversy, contention, conflict, disharmony
negotiations, talks
dialogue, comment, interest
informal confab, powwow, rap session
rare velitation, contestation

verb

1‘MPs will debate the future of the railways’

SYNONYMS
discuss, confer about, talk over, talk through, talk about, exchange views on, exchange views about, thrash out, argue, argue about, argue the pros and cons of, dispute, wrangle over, bandy words concerning, contend over, contest, controvert, moot
informal kick about, kick around, bat about, bat around
archaic altercate

2‘he debated whether to telephone Charlotte’

SYNONYMS
consider, give some thought to, think over, think about, chew over, mull over, turn over in one's mind, weigh up, ponder, deliberate, reflect, contemplate, muse, meditate, cogitate
archaic pore on
rare cerebrate