to dispute; to debate; to argue; to discuss

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辩白 辯白 bian4 bai2
to offer an explanation; to plead innocence; to try to defend oneself

辩别 辯別 bian4 bie2
to differentiate; to distinguish; to discriminate; also written 辨別|辨别

辩驳 辯駁 bian4 bo2
to dispute; to refute

辩才 辯才 bian4 cai2

辩才天 辯才天 bian4 cai2 tian1
Saraswati (the Hindu goddess of wisdom and arts and consort of Lord Brahma)

辩称 辯稱 bian4 cheng1
to argue (that); to allege; to dispute; to plead (e.g. not guilty)

辩辞 辯辭 bian4 ci2
an excuse

辩词 辯詞 bian4 ci2
an excuse

辩答 辯答 bian4 da2
a reply (in debate)

辩护 辯護 bian4 hu4
to speak in defense of; to argue in favor of; to defend; to plead

辩护人 辯護人 bian4 hu4 ren2
defender; defending counsel

辩护士 辯護士 bian4 hu4 shi4
defender; apologist

辩机 辯機 bian4 ji1
Bianji (c. 620-648), Tang dynasty buddhist monk and disciple of 玄奘, author and translator of Great Tang Records on the Western Regions 大唐西域記|大唐西域记

辩解 辯解 bian4 jie3
to explain; to justify; to defend (a point of view etc); to provide an explanation; to try to defend oneself

辩论 辯論 bian4 lun4
debate; argument; to argue over

辩明 辯明 bian4 ming2
to explain clearly; to elucidate

辩难 辯難 bian4 nan4
to debate; to retort; to refute

辩认 辯認 bian4 ren4
to distinguish; to examine and recognize

辩士 辯士 bian4 shi4
eloquent person; person with rhetoric skills

辩说 辯說 bian4 shuo1
to debate; to argue

辩诬 辯誣 bian4 wu1
to debate; to refute

辩争 辯爭 bian4 zheng1
to argue; to dispute

辩证 辯證 bian4 zheng4
to investigate; dialectical

辩证法 辯證法 bian4 zheng4 fa3
dialectics; dialectic or Socratic method of debate

辩证唯物主义 辯證唯物主義 bian4 zheng4 wei2 wu4 zhu3 yi4
dialectical materialism

不容置辩 不容置辯 bu4 rong2 zhi4 bian4
peremptory; not to be denied; not brooking argument

答辩 答辯 da2 bian4
to reply (to an accusation); to defend one's dissertation

分辩 分辯 fen1 bian4
to explain the facts; to defend against an accusation

伏辩 伏辯 fu2 bian4
variant of 服辯|服辩

服辩 服辯 fu2 bian4
written confession; letter of repentance

诡辩 詭辯 gui3 bian4
specious arguments; sophistry

诡辩家 詭辯家 gui3 bian4 jia1
sophist; one who relies on specious arguments

诡辩术 詭辯術 gui3 bian4 shu4
specious arguments; sophistry

好辩 好辯 hao4 bian4
argumentative; quarrelsome

狡辩 狡辯 jiao3 bian4
to quibble

抗辩 抗辯 kang4 bian4
to counter accusations; to protest; to remonstrate; to retort; to plead; to demur; a plea (of not guilty); a defense (against an allegation); to enter a plea to a charge (in a law court)

控辩 控辯 kong4 bian4
the prosecution and the defense (law)

控辩交易 控辯交易 kong4 bian4 jiao1 yi4
plea bargaining; plea agreement

控辩协议 控辯協議 kong4 bian4 xie2 yi4
plea bargain (law)

能言善辩 能言善辯 neng2 yan2 shan4 bian4
glib of tongue (idiom); eloquent

剖辩 剖辯 pou1 bian4
to analyze; to explain

强辩 強辯 qiang3 bian4
to argue strenuously or with sophistry; to quibble

强辩到底 強辯到底 qiang3 bian4 dao4 di3
to argue endlessly; to try to have the last word

巧辩 巧辯 qiao3 bian4
to argue skillfully or plausibly; rhetoric

善辩 善辯 shan4 bian4
eloquent; good at arguing

善者不辩,辩者不善 善者不辯,辯者不善 shan4 zhe3 bu4 bian4 - bian4 zhe3 bu4 shan4
Good words are not persuasive, persuasive words are not good (idiom, from Laozi 老子 81). Do not be taken in by appearances.

申辩 申辯 shen1 bian4
to defend oneself; to rebut a charge

事实胜于雄辩 事實勝於雄辯 shi4 shi2 sheng4 yu2 xiong2 bian4
Facts speak louder than words. (idiom)

提出抗辩 提出抗辯 ti2 chu1 kang4 bian4
to plead (not guilty); to enter a plea

无罪抗辩 無罪抗辯 wu2 zui4 kang4 bian4
plea of not guilty

雄辩 雄辯 xiong2 bian4
eloquent; oratory; rhetoric

雄辩家 雄辯家 xiong2 bian4 jia1

争辩 爭辯 zheng1 bian4
a dispute; to wrangle

置辩 置辯 zhi4 bian4
to argue