verb (used without object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
verb (used with object), de·bat·ed, de·bat·ing.
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There’s a debate on whether YouTube is actually a social media platform or more of a streaming platform or content platform.How social media influence 71% consumer buying decisions|Aleh Barysevich|November 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Thursday’s ruling in the Harvard case was another development in a debate over admissions that has long stirred passions.Appeals court upholds ruling that Harvard admissions does not discriminate against Asian Americans|Nick Anderson|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The tension has sparked deeper debates about America’s breakneck shift toward education online.Cheating-detection companies made millions during the pandemic. Now students are fighting back.|Drew Harwell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
He held a public debate with Elon Musk to discuss aliens and artificial intelligence and starred in an Alibaba-produced martial arts film with some of China’s biggest film stars.Jack Ma is the poster child of Chinese tech. Why is Beijing reining him in—again?|Naomi Xu Elegant|November 7, 2020|Fortune
Whichever side you come down on in the debate, you’re not likely to get a look at “Supernova” soon, but it’s something to keep in mind if early handicapping of the Oscar race is your game.
Lubetsky explained that students who found Cruz combative may have simply been seeing what made Cruz so successful as a debater.Ted Cruz at Princeton: Creepy, Sometimes Well Liked, and Exactly the Same|Patricia Murphy|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The debater, thinker, charmer, weaver of luminous sentences, though impressive in their own right, strike me as peripheral.
His power consisted in his personal influence, and as a debater rather than as an orator.
As he had told Elizabeth months before, he always knew his limitations as a debater.Mrs. Darrell|Foxcroft Davis
Some of Mr Browne's arguments were, for a trained speaker and debater, amazingly feeble.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)|Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
But he was by nature an orator, and by long practice a debater.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne
No position gives a debater in the House of Commons such a vantage ground for securing attention.Studies in Contemporary Biography|James Bryce, Viscount Bryce