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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debate  \De*bate"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Debated};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Debating}.]  [OF.  debatre,  F.  d['e]battre;  L.  de  +  batuere 
  to  beat  See  {Batter},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Abate}.] 
  1.  To  engage  in  combat  for  to  strive  for 
 
  Volunteers  .  .  .  thronged  to  serve  under  his  banner, 
  and  the  cause  of  religion  was  debated  with  the  same 
  ardor  in  Spain  as  on  the  plains  of  Palestine. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  To  contend  for  in  words  or  arguments;  to  strive  to 
  maintain  by  reasoning;  to  dispute;  to  contest;  to  discuss; 
  to  argue  for  and  against. 
 
  A  wise  council  .  .  .  that  did  debate  this  business. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Debate  thy  cause  with  thy  neighbor  himself.  --Prov. 
  xxv.  9. 
 
  Syn:  To  argue;  discuss;  dispute;  controvert.  See  {Argue},  and 
  {Discuss}. 




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