Bedeutung von “debate” im Essential American English Dictionary

debate

verb us /dɪˈbeɪt/ present participle debating, past tense and past participle debated

to talk about a subject in a formal way:

These issues need to be debated.

to try to make a decision about something:

I’m still debating whether to go out tonight or not.

(Definition von “debate verb” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)