Definition Debate

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a debate: a discussion, an argument, a talk, a conversation
We're holding a debate tonight between the two presidential candidates, so that the voters can hear their policy ideas.
The decision is still being debated, but we hope to reach a conclusion before sunrise.

to debate: to discuss, to question, to dispute, to consider
I am not debating whether he is a good person or not: I know that he is!

a debater: a person who is skilled in arguing for a cause publicly


  • "Brian : Great way to launch the debate Jean."
  • "Bruno and his brother Felix are having a civilized debate"
  • "I'm Brent Vanderplop and today we'll try to answer a question that scientists have debated for ages: what is the difference between New Zealand and Australia?"
  • "Krazy Gideon : Hello and welcome to big debate on future of Europe!"
  • "I can't handle any more debates about European agricultural policy, especially over the phone."
  • "Accomplished debater and public speaker"
  • "Krazy Gideon, celebrity insane person, will moderate the debate."
  • "Brian : So, our topic of discussion is the new anti-piracy laws which are being debated in Europe."
  • "I will be moderating the debate in a crazy, yet neutral manner."

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