[n] a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
[n] the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
[v] argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
[v] have an argument about something
[v] discuss the pros and cons of an issue
[v] think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
argue, argument, argumentation, consider, contend, deliberate, disputation, fence, moot, public debate, turn over