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Noun
A (formal) discussion on a particular matter where opposing arguments are put forward
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“He agreed to a debate, indicating that he would welcome open dialogue.”
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A hostile argument on a particular matter
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“One couple was in the middle of a heated and hostile debate about finances, when the husband tried to lighten the moment with a joke about a stain on his T-shirt.”
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A (controversial) topic or subject, or the act of discussing said topic or subject
“The debate about the most appropriate diet and nutrition for humans rages on!”
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Careful consideration or deliberation of the facts or reasons
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“After much debate, I finally decided to splurge on the expensive handbag that I had been eyeing.”
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A meeting or conference where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged
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A matter or concern or a topic of discussion
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A doubt about the truth or validity of something
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The study of formal debate
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The devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject
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Celebrated case
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A long or elaborate essay or discussion on a particular subject
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A public expression of an opinion or subject
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The arousing of public concern or action about an issue
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A public lecture or reading, especially delivered at a college or university
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The art or craft of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
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To discuss (a subject), especially in a formal manner and with someone having an opposing view
“Bob is keen to debate with Alexa on the issues that they disagree about.”
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To analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
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“I could not help but debate Tsoukalos' claim that the pyramids were built by aliens.”
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To consider or give serious or careful thought to
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“The investigators would acrimoniously debate whether to allow the suspect to walk free or force him to confess.”
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To discuss or have talks in order to reach an agreement or compromise
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To express a different opinion
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To express verbally
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(comment on) To express an opinion or reaction in speech or writing
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Raise awareness of
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To pause in indecision before doing something
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To make a speech or contribute to a debate
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To be about
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