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de·brief

 (dē-brēf′)
tr.v. de·briefed, de·brief·ing, de·briefs
1. To interview (a government agent, for example) at the end of an assignment, especially to obtain intelligence or to provide instructions regarding information that should be kept secret.
2. To meet with (one who has undergone a traumatic or stressful experience), especially for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

debrief

(diːˈbriːf)
vb
(Military) (of a soldier, astronaut, diplomat, etc) to make or (of his or her superiors) to elicit a report after a mission or event. Compare brief13
deˈbriefing n

de•brief

(diˈbrif)

v.t.
1. to interrogate in order to obtain useful information or intelligence.
2. to caution against revealing classified information after leaving a position of military or political sensitivity.
[1940–45]
de•brief′er, n.

debrief


Past participle: debriefed
Gerund: debriefing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would debrief
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.debrief - put someone through a debriefing and make him report; "The released hostages were debriefed"
query, question - pose a question

debrief

verb interrogate, question, examine, probe, quiz, cross-examine The men have been debriefed by officials.
Translations

debrief

[ˌdiːˈbriːf] VThacer dar parte

debrief

[ˌdiːˈbriːf] vtdemander un compte rendu de fin de mission à

debrief

vtbefragen; to be debriefedBericht erstatten

debrief

[ˌdiːˈbriːf] vt (Mil) → chiamare a rapporto (a operazione ultimata)
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The hostages would be debriefed as they had taken up arms, whether against their will or not, against government forces, said Col.
A four-member Review Mission, led by Gus Houttuin, Advisor of the European External Actions Services and comprising Dietmar Krissler, Andreas Julin, DG Trade Unit European Commission (EC) and Rudi Delarue, DG Employment EC debriefed the participants with their feedback on human, labour, women and children rights, climate change and governance related conventions.
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A TOP loyalist turned supergrass is to be debriefed over the next two months in connection with a 14-year-old murder, a court heard yesterday.
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We immediately debriefed about the systems we had in place for vendor orders, discussed the recent confusion with a few vendors, and made an adjustment to our fax form that added the following language: "Please fax back order confirmation.