To engage in strife or combat; to fight.
A fight or fighting; contest; strife.
a formal contest of spoken argumentation in which opposing teams defend and attack a given proposition
a platform where each side is ought to stay within a certain boundary, and talk about his idea and verify to the audience its correctness, and at the same time, verify to the audience the incorrectness of the opposing idea
a rule-governed contest presided by an official, consisting of two or more sides where each side is attempting to win the approval of a designated audience, such as a judge or jury
a simple contest between two parties in an attempt to make the ideas that they have to represent seem more valid
a speech contest between two competing sides about a given proposition
a structured presentation involving two antithetical views with each disputant attempting to prove 'his' basic premise or proposition AND disprove 'his' opponent's view
a process of inquiry and advocacy seeking reasoned judgment on a proposition. Debate allows for two or more sides advocating their positions on a given issues under some set of rules with some kind of judgment to follow from a judge or audience.
a contest to see which candidate can answer the fewest questions