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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.
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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. [+ question word] The authorities debated whether to build a new car park.
[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.
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Translations of “debate”
in Korean 토론…
in Arabic نِقاش, جَدَل, مُناظَرة…
in Malaysian debat…
in French débat…
in Russian дискуссия, спор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 談論,討論, 爭論,辯論…
in Italian dibattito…
in Turkish tartışma, müzakere…
in Polish dyskusja, debata…
in Spanish debate…
in Vietnamese cuộc tranh luận…
in Portuguese debate, discussão…
in Thai การโต้วาที…
in German die Debatte…
in Catalan debat…
in Japanese 議論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 谈论,讨论, 争论,辩论…
in Indonesian debat…
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