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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.

Más ejemplos

  • 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.


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.

Más ejemplos

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

She was a good speaker and an excellent debater.

(Definición de debate del 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.
verb [ I/T ] us /dɪˈbeɪt/

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

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