questioned (part of speech: verb)
disputed, interrogated, polled, catechized, inquired, surveyed, queried, challenged, canvassed, investigated, sought, cross-examined, examined, asked, delved, questioned, probed, quizzed, interpolated, explored
conversed (part of speech: verb)
thought (part of speech: verb)
considered, speculated, brooded, deliberated, daydreamed, reasoned, concentrated, calculated, pondered, analyzed, meditated, envisioned, imagined, appraised, weighed, studied, mused, thought, evaluated, cogitated, cerebrated, reflected, contemplated
spoke (part of speech: verb)
- There was a great meeting of the ancients in the speak- house; and one ancient spoke for Malamalama, and another ancient spoke for Salesa, and another ancient spoke for Professor No No, and still another ancient spoke for Billy Hindoo; and the whole matter was inquired into from the first day and debated in turn by all the ancients, and a final judgment at length arrived at. - "Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas", Lloyd Osbourne.
- It was made a special order of the day for Monday, December twenty- first, when it was debated and passed. - "History of the Constitutions of Iowa", Benjamin F. Shambaugh.
- We all know the interest that the English take in any geographical problem, and readers of every class devoured the columns in which Mr. Fogg's expedition was debated. - "Round the World in Eighty Days", Jules Verne.