Issue

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Definition

an issue: a problem, a question, a case, a subject, a matter
noun
What's the issue? Tell me what the problem is.
I have a small issue with your bad hygiene. Do you want some deodorant?
world issues international news or affairs

to issue: to publish, to produce, to deliver, to give, to provide
verb
The National Weather Forecasting agency has issued a hurricane warning. The news was announced this morning.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Global warming is an issue which affects us all.
US: I'm afraid I'll have to issue you a warning.
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Examples

  • "Whatever you do, don't mention any pregnancy issues, or you could get DC into serious trouble."
  • "New president of Europe Brian Alistair Jones, the winner in a hotly contested election that divided citizens over issues such as a national cheese, sits in his office with a reflective look on his face."
  • "Susie : We need to issue a publicity statement that denounces Ivana's behavior, but also shows we are helping her through this difficult time."
  • "Our HR Department has just recently issued a hiring freeze, meaning that I won't be hiring a Personal Assistant at all."
  • "I will of course talk to Doris, but I'm pretty sure that her recent poor performance is a result of personal issues."
  • "Here is my assessment of your issues following our brief encounter."
  • "Ahead of the vote on June 1st, 2020, the two remaining candidates, Brits Edward Moon and Brian Jones, will clash on the big issues: cheese, the environment and the Eurovision song contest."
  • "As chief financial officer, I'd like to avoid issuing any profit warnings."
  • "I know I've learnt that you people have a lot of unresolved issues."
  • "Granted, personal issues should not interfere with job performance, however it is my firm belief that, given time, Doris will regain her previous productivity."

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