verb \(ˌ)dē-ˈbrēf\

: to officially question (someone) about a job that has been done or about an experience

Full Definition of DEBRIEF

transitive verb
:  to interrogate (as a pilot) usually upon return (as from a mission) in order to obtain useful information
:  to carefully review upon completion <debrief the flight>

Examples of DEBRIEF

  1. Police debriefed the hostages upon their return.
  2. The pilot was debriefed after his flight.

First Known Use of DEBRIEF


Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical


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