verb (used without object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
verb (used with object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
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I haven’t been doing mock debates very much, but I’ve been just making sure that I understand all that he has said and hasn’t said.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Something that involved public debate and public contribution.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state|Anthony Green|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
All the while the debate about whether or not you need E-A-T for ranking rages on.Google ranking factors to change search in 2021: Core Web Vitals, E-A-T, or AMP?|Aleh Barysevich|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
From my view at least, there hasn’t been much of a public debate about it, which reflects the way Italy has handled the pandemic from the start.A flurry of M&A deals lifts global stocks. Yes, even tech stocks|Bernhard Warner|September 14, 2020|Fortune
There’s still debate as to whether such policies conflict with the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty.NASA will pay for moon rocks excavated by private companies|Neel Patel|September 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The debate over who really pulled off the Sony hack, then, could continue indefinitely.
And it must make sure that the platform of debate where we can freely exchange ideas is safe and sound.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They already know the answer, but they know by feigning ignorance they can create all this debate about it.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They are already infinitely more qualified to have that debate than we are.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
During a debate, the candidates were asked about the islands.
The Times, referring to the debate on the Irish Church, remarked that the viceroyalty was more and more 'a mere ornament.'The Land-War In Ireland (1870)|James Godkin
The Unionists leaders, however, whom we can absolutely trust, have decided that abstention from debate would be an error.A Leap in the Dark|A.V. Dicey
They saw that a Bill had practically been thrown to the House to be moulded into shape by debate.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
This debate over Pickering's list, as I say, still continues.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
The debate resulted in the adoption of the declaration by a vote of one hundred and forty-one against twenty-three.