Focus on the pronunciation of debate
English definition of “debate”
/dɪˈbeɪt/ n [C/U]
› English a discussion, esp. one in which several people with different opinions about something discuss them seriously, or the process of discussing something: [U] Education is always a topic of interest and public debate. debate
/dɪˈbeɪt/ v [I/T] › [I] Congress debated for several hours without reaching a vote.