verb (used without object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
verb (used with object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
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Negotiations over a fifth coronavirus relief package have stalled, and with funding for a service as essential as sending a postcard or a ballot up for debate, it’s hard to imagine restaurant relief will come soon.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die?|Elazar Sontag|August 28, 2020|Eater
His statements are there, in the vice-presidential debates on the screen for all to see.Log Cabin’s new project seeks to duplicate success of Grenell video|Chris Johnson|August 26, 2020|Washington Blade
The debate touches every area of policy, from trade rivalries to unemployment benefits, and everyone has an interest in the outcome.After $20 trillion in pandemic relief spending, there’s still no sign of inflation. What happened?|Bernhard Warner|August 25, 2020|Fortune
The debate around virtual ticket pricing is growing louder as brands and publishers figure out if they can start charging for content they were previously giving away for free.‘Lots of halo effects’: The Financial Times’ virtual lifestyle festival pivots focus to U.S., global audience|Lucinda Southern|August 14, 2020|Digiday
Fans and athletes alike couldn’t get enough of the series, tweeting their reactions and reigniting debates about who’s really the greatest of all time.As live sports roar back onto screens, brands capture a social-media lift|Twitter|July 30, 2020|Digiday
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.