Definition of debrief
1 : to interrogate (someone, such as a pilot) usually upon return (as from a mission) in order to obtain useful information The hostages were later debriefed by police.
2 : to carefully review upon completion debrief the flight
Examples of debrief in a Sentence
Police debriefed the hostages upon their return.
The pilot was debriefed after his flight.
Recent Examples of debrief from the Web
Someday urban planners and retail executives may want to debrief Robert Sietsema.
However, that appearance would occur only after Comey is fully debriefed for the federal investigation, the source said.
On March 21, the day after Regan’s sentencing, Carr and other officials from the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the Department of Justice sat down to debrief Regan.
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First Known Use of debrief
DEBRIEF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of debrief for English Language Learners
: to officially question (someone) about a job that has been done or about an experience
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