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A (formal) discussion on a particular matter where opposing arguments are put forward in a systematic manner
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“He agreed to a debate, indicating that he would welcome open dialogue.”
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A (controversial) topic or subject, or the act of discussing said topic or subject
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“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 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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A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something
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Celebrated case
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A state of (typically public) dissatisfaction, disturbance, or agitation
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A public expression of an opinion or subject
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A public lecture or reading, especially delivered at a college or university
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The action or power of focusing all one's attention
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To discuss (a subject), especially in a formal manner and with someone having an opposing view
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“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 express a different opinion
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Try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion
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To express verbally
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To give and receive reciprocally
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Raise awareness of
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Speak or write authoritatively about a topic
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(comment on) To express an opinion or reaction in speech or writing
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Pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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To be about
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Assert something as a position in an argument
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Cry out, make commotion
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