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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
debate /di'beit/
  • danh từ
    • cuộc tranh luận, cuộc thảo luận, cuộc tranh cãi
    • (the debates) biên bản chính thức của những phiên họp nghị viện
    • động từ
      • tranh luận, tranh cãi, bàn cãi (một vấn đề...)
      • suy nghĩ, cân nhắc
        • to debate a matter in one's mind: suy nghĩ cân nhắc một vấn đề trong óc
    Concise Dictionary
    +a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    +the formal presentation of and opposition to a stated proposition (usually followed by a vote)
    +argue with one another
    +think about carefully; weigh
    +discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    +have an argument about something

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 discussion, argument, dispute, altercation, controversy, wrangle, contention, polemic; argumentation:
    I refuse to take sides in the debate over social services.
    2 deliberation, consideration, (careful) thought, reflection, cogitation, meditation, contemplation:
    Payment of reparations to the victims of the disaster is a matter for debate.
    3 argue, wrangle, dispute, contest, contend; discuss, moot, question:
    We debated only the most important issues.
    4 deliberate, consider, reflect (on), mull over, ponder (over), weigh, ruminate (over), meditate (on or over), think (over or on), think through:
    I have often debated in my own mind the question of capital punishment.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun [C, U] ~ (on / about / over sth)
    1 a formal discussion of an issue at a public meeting or in a parliament. In a debate two or more speakers express opposing views and then there is often a vote on the issue: a debate on abortion + The minister opened the debate (= was the first to speak). + The motion under debate (= being discussed) was put to a vote. + After a long debate, Congress approved the proposal.
    2 an argument or discussion expressing different opinions: a heated / wide-ranging / lively debate + the current debate about tax + There had been much debate on the issue of childcare. + Whether he deserves what has happened to him is open to debate / a matter for debate (= cannot be certain or decided yet). + The theatre's future is a subject of considerable debate.
    + verb
    1 to discuss sth, especially formally, before making a decision or finding a solution: [VN] Politicians will be debating the bill later this week. + The question of the origin of the universe is still hotly debated (= strongly argued about) by scientists. + [V wh-] The committee will debate whether to lower the age of club membership to 16. [also V]
    2 ~ (with yourself) to think carefully about sth before making a decision: She debated with herself for a while, and then picked up the phone. + [V wh-] We're debating whether or not to go skiing this winter. [also V -ing]
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 discussion


    considerable | fierce, heated, intense, lively, vigorous
    There has been heated debate about whether the film should be allowed.
    | wider
    You cannot separate unemployment from the wider debate about the economy.
    | public
    Television actually encourages public debate about such issues.
    | political


    have | contribute to
    Many leading charities have contributed to the debate on world poverty.
    | encourage, promote
    A healthy society promotes vigorous debate.
    | spark off
    This accident has sparked off an intense debate on road safety.
    | stifle
    He accused the government of trying to stifle debate.
    | lose, win
    The environmentalists seem to have lost the debate over the building of this road.
    | be a matter for, be open to
    The benefits of the new law are open to debate.


    rage, take place
    A debate about safety is taking place in schools everywhere.


    under ~
    The issue is still under debate.
    | ~ about/on/over
    the debate on the environment
    | ~ among
    the debate among academics
    | ~ surrounding
    the debate surrounding contemporary art


    the subject of debate
    The proposed changes to the law have been the subject of much debate.

    2 a formal discussion


    brief | lengthy, long | acrimonious, fierce, heated, lively, stormy
    a stormy debate in the House of Commons
    | congressional, parliamentary
    a parliamentary debate on the fishing industry


    have, hold
    We had a brief debate about whether or not to accept the offer. The union holds debates for students.
    | participate in, speak in, take part in
    Do you ever speak in debates?
    | open
    The prime minister will open the debate.
    | close | lose, win
    The government lost the debate in the House of Commons.


    during/in a/the~ | ~ about/on
    Many of these points were raised during the debate on prison reform.



    fully, properly, seriously, thoroughly | fiercely, hotly
    The issue is still being hotly debated.
    | openly, publicly
    The question of security needs to be debated publicly.
    | at length, endlessly, extensively


    a presidential candidate debating with his opponent He sat there debating with himself what to do.


    be widely debated
    The report has been widely debated in the industry.

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