verb (used without object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
verb (used with object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
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In October, several Fox News hosts had to quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus on a flight returning from a presidential debate in Nashville.As her partner struggles with covid-19, a quarantined Rachel Maddow pleads: ‘Don’t get this thing’|Katie Shepherd|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
So, there’s some debate as to whether these e-cigarette ads could lead to an increase in sales of tobacco cigarettes.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
The company said that over the past few months it has sent out Calming messages and breathing exercises at high-stress moments, including during the presidential debates.Meditation app Calm boosted after sponsoring CNN’s election night coverage|Danielle Abril|November 13, 2020|Fortune
The rise in AI’s popularity also has triggered a debate, Brown says.
The move will raise new questions about the future of the legislature, perhaps the most high-profile platform for open debate left under Beijing’s rule.4 Hong Kong opposition lawmakers ousted minutes after Beijing passes ‘patriot’ requirement|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 11, 2020|Fortune
Ever since it was created in 1965, politicians and researchers have studied and debated its effectiveness.
The role of race in these cases and those of other unarmed black men has been debated at length.
The hostages were told to sit and wait as the rebels debated their fate.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While medications have improved, the use of preventative drugs like Truvada remains hotly debated.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This has to be one of the issues that gets debated,” he said.
The question of running powers was prominent throughout the case and had been much debated and discussed.
A law would be proposed, debated and, if passed, be submitted to the Governor for his approval.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
The question of the Filipinosʼ capacity for self-government has been frequently debated since the Rebellion of 1896.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
It has been a frequently debated question whether man comprises a single species or two or more species of animal descent.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated among men of thought.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord