debatenoun [ C or U ]uk /dɪˈbeɪt/ us /dɪˈbeɪt/
- The debate completely changed course after Liz made her speech.
- The debate about food safety has engaged the whole nation.
- She issued a challenge to her rival candidates to take part in a public debate.
- The prison riots have sharpened the debate about how prisons should be run.
- This proposal will almost certainly spark another countrywide debate about how to organize the school system.
In Parliament today, MPs debated the Finance Bill.
- The matter was hotly debated in all the towns of the realm.
- There was no seconder for the motion so it could not be debated.
- The ethics of journalism are much debated.
- They were debating the proposition that 'All people are created equal'.
- I'm still debating whether to take the job or not.
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