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de·bate

 (dĭ-bāt′)
v. de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing, de·bates
v.intr.
1. To consider something; deliberate.
2. To engage in argument by discussing opposing points.
3. To engage in a formal discussion or argument. See Synonyms at discuss.
4. Obsolete To fight or quarrel.
v.tr.
1. To deliberate on; consider.
2. To dispute or argue about.
3. To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally.
4. Obsolete To fight or argue for or over.
n.
1. A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
2. Deliberation; consideration: passed the motion with little debate.
3. A formal contest of argumentation in which two opposing teams defend and attack a given proposition.
4. Obsolete Conflict; strife.

[Middle English debaten, from Old French debatre : de-, de- + battre, to beat; see batter1.]

de·bate′ment n.
de·bat′er n.

debate

(dɪˈbeɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. discussion or dispute
3. (Philosophy) the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
vb
4. to discuss (a motion), esp in a formal assembly
5. to deliberate upon (something): he debated with himself whether to go.
[C13: from Old French debatre to discuss, argue, from Latin battuere]
deˈbater n

de•bate

(dɪˈbeɪt)

n., v. -bat•ed, -bat•ing. n.
1. a discussion, esp. of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints.
2. a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.
3. deliberation; consideration.
v.i.
4. to engage in argument or discussion.
5. to participate in a formal debate.
6. to deliberate; consider.
v.t.
7. to argue or discuss (a question, issue, or the like), as in an assembly.
8. to dispute or disagree about.
9. to engage in formal argumentation with.
10. to deliberate upon; consider.
[1250–1300; < Old French de- de- + batre to beat < Latin batt(u)ere]
de•bat′er, n.
de•bat′ing•ly, adv.

debate


Past participle: debated
Gerund: debating

Imperative
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debate
Present
I debate
you debate
he/she/it debates
we debate
you debate
they debate
Preterite
I debated
you debated
he/she/it debated
we debated
you debated
they debated
Present Continuous
I am debating
you are debating
he/she/it is debating
we are debating
you are debating
they are debating
Present Perfect
I have debated
you have debated
he/she/it has debated
we have debated
you have debated
they have debated
Past Continuous
I was debating
you were debating
he/she/it was debating
we were debating
you were debating
they were debating
Past Perfect
I had debated
you had debated
he/she/it had debated
we had debated
you had debated
they had debated
Future
I will debate
you will debate
he/she/it will debate
we will debate
you will debate
they will debate
Future Perfect
I will have debated
you will have debated
he/she/it will have debated
we will have debated
you will have debated
they will have debated
Future Continuous
I will be debating
you will be debating
he/she/it will be debating
we will be debating
you will be debating
they will be debating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been debating
you have been debating
he/she/it has been debating
we have been debating
you have been debating
they have been debating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been debating
you will have been debating
he/she/it will have been debating
we will have been debating
you will have been debating
they will have been debating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been debating
you had been debating
he/she/it had been debating
we had been debating
you had been debating
they had been debating
Conditional
I would debate
you would debate
he/she/it would debate
we would debate
you would debate
they would debate
Past Conditional
I would have debated
you would have debated
he/she/it would have debated
we would have debated
you would have debated
they would have debated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debate - a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposaldebate - a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
give-and-take, discussion, word - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
logomachy - argument about words or the meaning of words
2.debate - the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
oral presentation, public speaking, speechmaking, speaking - delivering an address to a public audience; "people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking"
Verb1.debate - argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
deliberate, moot, debate, consider, turn over - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
2.debate - think about carefullydebate - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
see - deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
premeditate - consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand; "premeditated murder"
debate - argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
wrestle - engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
think twice - consider and reconsider carefully; "Think twice before you have a child"
consider, study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
3.debate - discuss the pros and cons of an issue
vex - subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
4.debate - have an argument about somethingdebate - have an argument about something  
stickle - dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)
spar - fight verbally; "They were sparring all night"
bicker, brabble, pettifog, squabble, quibble, niggle - argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
altercate, argufy, quarrel, scrap, dispute - have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
oppose - be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
converse, discourse - carry on a conversation

debate

verb
1. discuss, question, talk about, argue about, dispute, examine, contest, deliberate, contend, wrangle, thrash out, controvert The causes of depression are much debated.
2. consider, reflect, think about, weigh, contemplate, deliberate, ponder, revolve, mull over, ruminate, give thought to, cogitate, meditate upon He debated whether to have yet another double vodka.

debate

verb
To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly:
noun
1. A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed:
Informal: hassle, rhubarb, tangle.
2. The presentation of an argument or arguments:
Translations
مناظرةمُناقَشَةمُناقَشَهيَتَنَاظَرُيُجادِل
debatovatdiskusepřemýšletsporuvažovat
debatdebatterediskutere
keskustellaväitelläväittely
debatadebatirati
tûnõdik
halda umræîuríhugaumræîa
討論討論する
논쟁논쟁하다
debataidiskusijadiskutuotisvarstytinas
apsvērtdebatesdebatētdiskusijadiskutēt
prerokovať
pretehtatirazmišljatirazpravarazpravljati
debattdebattera
โต้วาทีการโต้วาที
cuộc tranh luậntranh luận

debate

[dɪˈbeɪt]
A. VT [+ topic, question, idea] → debatir, discutir
B. VIdiscutir, debatir
to debate with sb (about or on or upon sth)discutir con algn (sobre algo)
to debate with o.s. (about or on or upon sth)vacilar (sobre algo)
we debated whether to go or notdudamos or nos planteamos si ir o no
C. Ndebate m, discusión f
after much debatedespués de mucho discutir
that is open to debateése es un tema discutido

debate

[dɪˈbeɪt]
n
(= discussion) → débat m
An intense debate is going on within the government → Il y a un débat intense au sein du gouvernement.
There has been some debate about this
BUT Ça a été sujet à discussion.
There has been a lot of debate about this
BUT Il y a eu beaucoup de discussions à ce sujet.
to be open to debate (= a matter for discussion) → être sujet(te) à débat, prêter à débat
(= meeting for discussion) → débat m
vt
(= discuss) [+ proposition, motion, issue] → discuter, débattre
(= consider) → se demander
to debate doing sth
I debated going back inside → Je me demandais si je devais retourner à l'intérieur.
to debate whether ... → se demander si ..., Il a fait demi-tour, se demandant s'il devait y retourner.

debate

vt questiondebattieren, diskutieren
videbattieren, diskutieren (→ with mit, about über acc); he was debating with himself whether or not to goer überlegte hin und her, ob er gehen sollte
nDebatte f; after much debatenach langer Debatte; the debate was on or about …die Debatte ging über (acc); the death penalty was under debatezur Debatte stand die Todesstrafe; to be open to debatezur Debatte stehen

debate

[dɪˈbeɪt]
1. vt (discuss) → discutere, dibattere; (consider) he debated the advisability of leavingsi chiedeva se fosse saggio partire
we debated whether to go or not → discutemmo se andare o meno
2. vi to debate (with sb about sth)discutere (con qn di qc)
to debate with o.s. (about, (up)on sth) → essere in dubbio (su qc)
3. ndibattito, discussione f
after much debate → dopo lunga discussione

debate

(diˈbeit) noun
a discussion or argument, especially a formal one in front of an audience. a Parliamentary debate.
verb
1. to hold a formal discussion (about). Parliament will debate the question tomorrow.
2. to think about or talk about something before coming to a decision. We debated whether to go by bus or train.
deˈbatable adjective
doubtful; able to be argued about. a debatable point.

debate

مُناقَشَة, يَتَنَاظَرُ debata, debatovat debat, debattere Debatte, debattieren συζήτηση, συζητώ debate, debatir keskustella, väittely débat, débattre debata, debatirati dibattere, dibattito 討論, 討論する 논쟁, 논쟁하다 debat, debatteren debatt, diskutere debata, debatować debate, debater дискутировать, спор debatt, debattera โต้วาที, การโต้วาที tartışma, tartışmak cuộc tranh luận, tranh luận 辩论
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He read a long debate with the most amiable readiness and then explained it in his most lucid manner, while Meg tried to look deeply interested, to ask intelligent questions, and keep her thoughts from wandering from the state of the nation to the state of her bonnet.
The former was seated on the end of a mossy log, in a posture that permitted him to heighten the effect of his earnest language, by the calm but expressive gestures of an Indian engaged in debate.
Seeing the throng, Marija abandoned precipitately the debate concerning the ancestors of her coachman, and, springing from the moving carriage, plunged in and proceeded to clear a way to the hall.
Then, they made me dress up, every day; and gentlemen used to come in and stand and smoke their cigars, and look at me, and ask questions, and debate my price.
I was never known by any other designation afterward, whether in the nation's talk or in grave debate upon matters of state at the council-board of the sovereign.
When the commotion had somewhat subsided, the body of surgeons held a consultation, and after a good deal of debate decided that with proper care and nursing there was reason to believe that I would survive my injuries.
Emma then looked up, and immediately saw how it was; and after a moment's debate, as to whether it should pass unnoticed or not, replied,
And Traddles, firing up as if he were plunging into a Parliamentary Debate, really did come out nobly: confirming me in good round terms, and in a plain sensible practical manner, that evidently made a favourable impression.
There was a hot debate upon this, the farrier being of course indisposed to renounce the quality of doctor, but contending that a doctor could be a constable if he liked--the law meant, he needn't be one if he didn't like.
Well have ye judg'd, well ended long debate, Synod of Gods, and like to what ye are, Great things resolv'd; which from the lowest deep Will once more lift us up, in spight of Fate, Neerer our ancient Seat; perhaps in view Of those bright confines, whence with neighbouring Arms And opportune excursion we may chance Re-enter Heav'n; or else in some milde Zone Dwell not unvisited of Heav'ns fair Light Secure, and at the brightning Orient beam Purge off this gloom; the soft delicious Air, To heal the scarr of these corrosive Fires Shall breath her balme.
In the mean time the emperor held frequent councils, to debate what course should be taken with me; and I was afterwards assured by a particular friend, a person of great quality, who was as much in the secret as any, that the court was under many difficulties concerning me.
Then Robin and his men, after earnest debate, resolved to throw themselves upon the mercy of the new King, swear allegiance, and ask to be organized into Royal Foresters.