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Noun
The act of taking part in a debate
“You can spend an awful lot of time as an addict, an awful lot of useless time, debating such stuff.”
Adjective
Characteristic of oratory
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
“I could not help but debate Tsoukalos' claim that the pyramids were built by aliens.”
Verb
Present participle for to consider or give serious or careful thought to
“The investigators would acrimoniously debate whether to allow the suspect to walk free or force him to confess.”
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