Debate vs Response - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between debate and response

is that debate is (obsolete) strife, discord while response is (senseid)an answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.

As a verb debate

is (ambitransitive) to participate in a debate; to dispute, argue, especially in a public arena.

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

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    response

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid)An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
  • (senseid)The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
  • An oracular answer.
  • (liturgics ) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
  • (liturgics ) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
  • A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  • An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL.
  • A reaction to a stimulus or provocation.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Stephen P. Lownie], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/david-m-pelz David M. Pelz
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    Quotations

    * 1338 , , Middle English Chronicle *: What was his respons written, I ne sauh no herd. * 1842 , , The Two Voices *: Then did my response clearer fall:
    "No compound of this earthly ball
    Is like another, all in all." * 1874 , , Sensation and Intuition , p. 17. *: There seems a vast psychological interval between an emotional response to the action of some grateful stimulus and the highly complex intellectual and emotional development implied in a distinct appreciation of objective beauty.

    Derived terms

    * consultary response

    Synonyms

    * reaction

    References

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