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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·bate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Debated; p. pr. & vb. n. Debating.]
 1. To engage in combat for; to strive for.
    Volunteers . . . thronged to serve under his banner, and the cause of religion was debated with the same ardor in Spain as on the plains of Palestine.   --Prescott.
 2. To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against.
    A wise council . . . that did debate this business.   --Shak.
    Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself.   --Prov. xxv. 9.
 Syn: -- To argue; discuss; dispute; controvert. See Argue, and Discuss.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·bat·ing, n. The act of discussing or arguing; discussion.
 Debating society or Debating club, a society or club for the purpose of debate and improvement in extemporaneous speaking.