Synonym: argue, discuss, dispute, reason. Similar words: date back to, debut, bat, debris, give back, baths, combat, double back. Meaning: [dɪ'beɪt] n. 1. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal 2. the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote). v. 1. argue with one another 2. think about carefully; weigh 3. discuss the pros and cons of an issue 4. have an argument about something.
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1, In debate he was a formidable opponent.
2, His speech in the Euro debate was hardly stunning.
3, There was some lively debate at this week's seminar.
4, The motion under debate was put to a vote.
5, She won the debate hands down.
6, The debate is centred around two conflicting theories.
7, The debate was getting too philosophical for me.
8, He bowled down his opponent in the debate.
9, They launched out into a violent debate over proposal.
10, The debate did not come to a conclusion untilyesterday.
11, The interchange of ideas illumines the debate.
12, The debate centres around the question of power.
13, The conference ended with a plenary debate.
14, I have no time to engage in the debate.
15, Education is the current focus of public debate.
16, After a long debate, Congress approved the proposal.
17, There is an ongoing debate on the issue.
18, Confusion reigned about how the debate would end.
19, There has been much debate about the bill.
20, Good debate can quicken one's mind.
21, Let's not protract the debate any further.
22, The debate in the mainstream press has been a classic example of British hypocrisy.
23, The debate is being conducted almost exclusively on party political lines.
24, How can this party stifle debate on such a crucial issue?
25, Women can play a decisive role in the debate over cloning.
26, Meanwhile the debate on European political and monetary union continues.
27, The debate about the origins of the universe has been going on throughout recorded history.
28, After a long debate(sentencedict.com),[http://sentencedict.com/debate.html] the House of Commons approved the bill.
29, Surely such weighty matters merit a higher level of debate?
30, The new drug has become the subject of heated debate within the medical profession.