debate
noun.
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
noun.
the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
verb.
argue with one another
We debated the question of abortion|John debated Mary
verb.
think about carefully; weigh
They considered the possibility of a strike|Turn the proposal over in your mind
verb.
discuss the pros and cons of an issue
Synonym: deliberate
verb.
have an argument about something
Synonym: fence, contend, argue