verb (used without object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
verb (used with object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
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To debate is to engage in argument or discussion, as in a legislative or public assembly. How does debate compare to discuss and argue? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for debate
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
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
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
On the 13th of February the Stamp Act bill was introduced and read for the first time, without debate.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
The Cuban debts and the future of the Philippines were really the knotty points in the entire debate.
Congress met, and during the debate on the momentous question—peace or war—the hitherto compact group of intransigents weakened.
He had not started the journey brashly, on impulse, but after debate and discussion with Mandy, his wife.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
The decree of accusation was proposed, and carried, without debate, beneath the poniards of uncounted thousands of assassins.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott