Oh, and debate is not in a general sense to argue. Debate is a more specified word than argue. Argue is the general sense of debate, not the other way around. Words have meanings, learn them.
Wow.. you really are dense, that's what I said...
If the word "debate" were the general sense of argue, then my statement wouldn't have made any sense. I wouldn't have to clarify the generality of a general word. That's why I specifically said that I wasn't referring to any particular definition.
"Argue" is indeed more general than "debate", just like "soda" is more general than "Coke" and "tissue" is more general than "Kleenex". However, I specifically stated earlier in this thread, that I was using "debate" for "argue" in the same way people use "Playstation/Xbox" for video games, "Coke" for soft drinks and "Kleenex" for "tissue".
We transitioned from a topic of general conversing back and forth to the ability of being able to debate via definition. Those are two completely different topics.
If that concept fails you, then you simply fail.