Translation of debate in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dɪˈbeɪt/


  • 1.1 countable/numerable (public, parliamentary) debate (masculine) the nuclear debate la cuestión de la energía nuclear
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    • The debate on this subject will go on as long as the human race exists, so all I can do is raise a few points on the subject.
    • This aspect of the debate has been the subject of much political and academic disagreement.
    • I wouldn't normally involve myself in debates or arguments about who should be American president.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (discussion) debate (masculine), discusión (feminine) the topic under debate was immigration el tema del debate or que se debatió fue la inmigración
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    • Watt committed himself to holding more public debates and discussions separate from council meetings.
    • In those circumstances the House does not need to hold an urgent debate on the matter today.
    • Not one public meeting or debate has been organised by the council.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [question/topic/motion] debatir, discutir 1.2 (weigh up, consider) [idea/possibility] darle* vueltas a, considerar I debated in my mind whether to accept or not estuve deliberando si aceptar o no they're still debating who to send todavía están tratando de decidir a quién van a enviar

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