Debate vs Remark - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between debate and remark

is that debate is (obsolete) strife, discord while remark is act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation or remark can be a mark that replaces another mark.

As verbs the difference between debate and remark

is that debate is (ambitransitive) to participate in a debate; to dispute, argue, especially in a public arena while remark is to make a remark or remarks; to comment or remark can be to mark again (a piece of work).

debate

English

Noun

  • (obsolete) Strife, discord.
  • An argument, or discussion, usually in an ordered or formal setting, often with more than two people, generally ending with a vote or other decision.
  • An informal and spirited but generally civil discussion of opposing views.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-26, author=(Leo Hickman)
  • , volume=189, issue=7, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= How algorithms rule the world , passage=The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.}}
  • (uncountable) Discussion of opposing views.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis:
  • (Frequently in French form débat) A type of literary composition, taking the form of a discussion or disputation, commonly found in the vernacular medieval poetry of many European countries, as well as in .
  • Verb

    (debat)
  • (ambitransitive) To participate in a debate; to dispute, argue, especially in a public arena.
  • * Shakespeare
  • a wise council that did debate this business
  • * Bible, Proverbs xxv. 9
  • Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself.
  • * Tatler
  • He presents that great soul debating upon the subject of life and death with his intimate friends.
  • (obsolete) To fight.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.viii:
  • Well knew they both his person, sith of late / With him in bloudie armes they rashly did debate .
  • (obsolete) To engage in combat for; to strive for.
  • * Prescott
  • Volunteers thronged to serve under his banner, and the cause of religion was debated with the same ardour in Spain as on the plains of Palestine.
  • (lb) To consider (to oneself), to think over, to attempt to decide
  • Derived terms

    * debater

    Anagrams

    * ----

    remark

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) remarquer, from ; see mark.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
  • The expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  • To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
  • * Ford
  • Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief.
  • * Milton
  • His manacles remark him; there he sits.
  • To take notice of, or to observe, mentally.
  • *
  • To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
  • He remarked that it was time to go.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mark that replaces another mark.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To mark again (a piece of work).