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debates

noun
plural of debate

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1 a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something
  • after much debate, I decided to get the chocolate ice cream

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2 variance of opinion on a matter
  • there was a great deal of debate over the need for cutting costs by eliminating some programs

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3 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
  • there was no debate over the expenditures before the vote

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debates

verb
present tense third-person singular of debate

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“Debates.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/de%20bates. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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