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Noun
A formal discussion on a particular matter in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward and which usually ends with a vote
“In those circumstances the House does not need to hold an urgent debate on the matter today.”
Noun
A careful weighing of the reasons for or against something
“… after much debate, I decided to get the chocolate ice cream.”
Verb
Argue, discuss
“The item had not been included on the agenda, which meant the committee could not debate the issue.”
Verb
To give serious and careful thought to
“Brittany bit her lip for a moment as she debated which to choose.”
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