verb (used without object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
verb (used with object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
Origin of debate
Synonyms for debate
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Contemporary Examples of debater
Lubetsky explained that students who found Cruz combative may have simply been seeing what made Cruz so successful as a debater.Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same
August 19, 2013
The debater, thinker, charmer, weaver of luminous sentences, though impressive in their own right, strike me as peripheral.Christopher Hitchens Eulogized by Roya Hakakian
December 16, 2011
Historical Examples of debater
And they answered him not a word, for there is no debater like the heart.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
In college Parker had been class orator and a debater of power.The Rainy Day Railroad War
He becomes a chairman, an investigator, a committee man, and a debater.The Arena
The readiness with which he has adopted the air of a debater, shows the man of genius.The Young Duke
As a debater, where close reasoning was essential, he was an acknowledged leader.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
Word Origin for debate
early 14c., "a quarrel, dispute, disagreement," from Old French debat; see debate (v.). Sense of "a formal dispute, a debating contest" is perhaps from early 15c.