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1 debate /dɪˈbeɪt/ noun
plural debates
1 debate
/dɪˈbeɪt/
noun
plural debates
Learner's definition of DEBATE
: a discussion between people in which they express different opinions about something
◊ A debate can be an organized event, an informal discussion between two or more people, or a general discussion that involves many people.
[count]
often + on, about, or over
[noncount]
often + on, about, or over
◊ If something is a matter of debate or open to debate, people have different ideas and opinions about it.
2 debate /dɪˈbeɪt/ verb
debates; debated; debating
2 debate
/dɪˈbeɪt/
verb
debates; debated; debating
Learner's definition of DEBATE
[+ object] : to discuss (something) with people whose opinions are different from your own
: to compete against (someone) in a debate : to argue against another person's opinions as part of an organized event
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to think about (something) in order to decide what to do
often + whether, what, etc.

— debater

noun, plural debaters [count]
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