To consider something; deliberate. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points. To engage in a formal discussion or argument. See Synonyms at discuss. Obsolete To fight or quarrel. To deliberate on; consider. To dispute or argue about. To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally. Obsolete To fight or argue for or over. A discussion involving opposing points; an argument. Deliberation; consideration: passed the motion with little debate. A formal contest of argumentation in which two opposing teams defend and attack a given proposition. Obsolete Conflict; strife.