English - Vietnamese Dictionary
debate /di'beit/Concise Dictionary
- 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
+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
Advanced English 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.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ 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.
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]
considerable | fierce, heated, intense, lively, vigorous
There has been heated debate about whether the film should be allowed.
You cannot separate unemployment from the wider debate about the economy.
Television actually encourages public debate about such issues.
VERB + DEBATE
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.
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.
DEBATE + VERB
rage, take place
A debate about safety is taking place in schools everywhere.
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
VERB + DEBATE
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?
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. verb
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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