debate debate  /də ˈbeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
  2. (n) the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
  3. (v) argue with one another
  4. (v) think about carefully; weigh
  5. (v) discuss the pros and cons of an issue
  6. (v) have an argument about something

Usage(s):

  1. The debate over stem cell research has raised many questions across the nation.
  2. The first presidential debate was strong, with both candidates exhibited strength, but Joe Klein argues that McCain played small ball, while Obama defined a philosophy.
  3. Both Bush and Kerry scored points in a smart, rousing debate.

News

  1. Debate over new baseball stadium continues

    The debate over where to build a new, $50 million baseball stadium in Richmond continues, and it may continue all the way to November if one City Council member gets his wish.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond

  2. Emotional abortion debate continues in Legislature

    Emotional abortion debate continues in Legislature Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:16 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2013 AUSTIN - The Texas House began debating a bill Sunday night to ban abortion at 20 weeks and impose tighter regulations on the procedure, with Republicans ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Emotional abortion debate continues in Texas Legislature

    Emotional abortion debate continues in Texas Legislature Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 10:05 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2013 AUSTIN - Emotional debate stretched late into the night Sunday on a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks and impose tighter regulations on the ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

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Quotes

  1. "I welcome debate among my team," said President Obama, "but I won't tolerate division."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Opelousas Daily World

  2. "There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions. But there can be little debate about the results," Bush said in the prepared remarks. "America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: President Bush Source: Reuters

  3. "The decisions made at the nation's highest court affect the daily lives of all Americans," Leahy said. "Our constituents deserve a civil and thoughtful debate on this nomination, followed by an up-or-down vote."
    on May 10, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Washington Post

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