Significado de “debate” - Diccionario inglés

debate en inglés británico

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debatenoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˈbeɪt/ us /dɪˈbeɪt/

B2 (a) serious discussion of a subject in which many people take part:

Education is the current focus of public debate.
How we proceed from here is a matter for debate.
Over the year we have had several debates about future policy.

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debateverb

uk /dɪˈbeɪt/ us /dɪˈbeɪt/

C2 [ I or T ] to discuss a subject in a formal way:

In Parliament today, MPs debated the Finance Bill.
They had been debating for several hours without reaching a conclusion.

[ T ] to try to make a decision about something:

[ + question word ] We debated whether to take the earlier train.
I'm still debating what colour to paint the walls.

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debater
noun [ C ] uk /dɪˈbeɪ.tər/ us /dɪˈbeɪ.t̬ɚ/

She was a good speaker and an excellent debater.

(Definición de debate de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

debate en inglés americano

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debatenoun [ C/U ]

us /dɪˈbeɪt/

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
verb [ I/T ] us /dɪˈbeɪt/

[ I ] Congress debated for several hours without reaching a vote.

(Definición de debate de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)