What do you call a person or the strategy where the speaker acts as the opponent to know the issue at hand better (as an opponent). For instance, a Vegan (person X) can argue with another Vegan, pretending as a non-vegan, his actual motive is to understand veganism better, he actually wants to consolidate his position as a vegan. This person X wants to clear all his doubts and questions answered about veganism, hence he acts as an opponent in the discussion. Is there any name for such a strategy or act?

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    Devil's advocate?
    – Allan
    Jul 31 at 14:17
  • Thanks a lot, I think you are right (I will accept the answer later).
    – Tanvir
    Jul 31 at 14:28
  • It depends upon the culture. Different cultures to this in their argumentation and have different terms for it. Aug 1 at 5:33
  • can u explain a bit more plz
    – Tanvir
    Aug 1 at 5:50

Devil's advocate.

From Dictionary.com: a person who advocates an opposing or unpopular cause for the sake of argument or to expose it to a thorough examination.

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