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put the question

Definition of put the question in English:

(In a formal debate or meeting) require supporters and opponents of a proposal to record their votes.
Example sentences
  • I just say that I am required to put the question.
  • I have already put the question and the vote has been taken.
  • Steinbach city council could well come in for some sound criticism in the coming days and weeks after narrowly deciding on Tuesday to put the question of licensed dining rooms to a vote.
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