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American English: /dəˈbeɪt/
British English: /dɪˈbeɪt/

Translation of debate in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (public, parliamentary) the nuclear debate
    la cuestión de la energía nuclear
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • 1
    Example sentences
    • The issue of the bridge came up again, for the second month in a row, and again the topic was hotly debated.
    • But when it came to the price of salt, the commissioners spent many hours debating the subject.
    • Further rioting followed and the subject was debated in the Reichstag.
    Example sentences
    • I can see she is debating whether or not to tell me the truth.
    • Sandra paused for a moment and debated in her mind as to whether she should go or not.
    • Christine looked at Jacquin, she was debating in her mind if she should talk to him or not.
  • 2 (weigh up, consider)
    darle vueltas a
    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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