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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.

debating

(dɪˈbeɪtɪŋ)
n
the activity of taking part in debates
adj
relating to debates and debating: debating skills.
Translations

debating

[dɪˈbeɪtɪŋ]
A. N debating is a difficult skill to learnel saber debatir es una habilidad difícil de adquirir
B. CPD debating society Ncírculo m de debates

debating

[dɪˈbeɪtɪŋ] adj [skills] → de débatteur debating chamberdebating chamber nchambre f des débatsdebating society nsociété f de débats contradictoires

debating

nDebattieren nt, → Diskutieren nt
adj attrDebattier-; debating societyDebattierklub m
References in classic literature ?
"What are you going to do?" The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the huntsmen.
Will had given a disinterested attention to an intended settlement on a new plan in the Far West, and the need for funds in order to carry out a good design had set him on debating with himself whether it would not be a laudable use to make of his claim on Bulstrode, to urge the application of that money which had been offered to himself as a means of carrying out a scheme likely to be largely beneficial.
The debating societies at Hampton were a constant source of delight to me.
I established a small reading-room and a debating society.
That, if Joe knew it, I never afterwards could see him glance, however casually, at yesterday's meat or pudding when it came on to-day's table, without thinking that he was debating whether I had been in the pantry.
I infinitely prefer the tender and liberal spirit of Mainwaring, which, impressed with the deepest conviction of my merit, is satisfied that whatever I do must be right; and look with a degree of contempt on the inquisitive and doubtful fancies of that heart which seems always debating on the reasonableness of its emotions.
Half of that which belongs to the individuals should be at the extremity of the country, the other half near the city, so that these two portions being allotted to each person, all would partake of land in both places, which would be both equal and right; and induce them to act in concert with greater harmony in any war with their neighbours: for when the land is not divided in this manner, one party neglects the inroads of the enemy on the borders, the other makes it a matter of too much consequence and more than is necessary; for which reason in some places there is a law which forbids the inhabitants of the borders to have any vote in the council when they are debating upon a war which is made against them as their private interest might prevent their voting impartially.
Entering an assembly of philosophers who were debating the matter, he cast a severed human head at the feet of his opponents and asked them to determine its zenith, explaining that its body was hanging by the heels outside.
But maybe an even greater problem is the adifficulty we have debating with one another.
Just several hours after DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang withdrew from debating with Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Jelutong MP RSN Rayer has offered himself as replacement instead.
While I agree that a good legislator has great listening and speaking skills, as well as the ability to win allies to his or her legislative cause, above-average debating skills are necessary.
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