debate collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈbeɪt/

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discuss a subject formally before making a decision


Adverbs frequently used with debate
in an angry or excited way: fiercely, hotly, vigorouslyTen years later, the issue remains a hotly debated topic.with a lot of discussion: at length, endlessly, fully, properly, widelyCell phone safety is a topic widely debated around the world.publicly: openly, publiclyThe council will not now have the opportunity to force the scheme through without all of the issues being publicly debated.
Nouns frequently used as the object of debate
subject or issue: future, issue, matter, merits, question, subject, topicWe are now in the middle of national men’s health week, so there could not be a better time to debate the issue of men and cancer.formal proposal that people vote on: amendment, bill, motionMPs will get a chance to debate the identity card bill once it has returned to the House of Commons.
 
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