1 outflow, outgoing, exit, egress, issuance, emanation, efflux, debouchment, emergence, outlet:
The river's colour changed abruptly at its point of issue into the sea
2 outcome, conclusion, consequence, culmination, result, end, effect, consummation, event, climax, Colloq pay-off:
Whatever the issue, it has been a brave effort.
3 point, topic, subject, matter, affair, problem, question:
That is an issue you should take up with the mayor.
4 Usually, major issue. (major or big) problem or difficulty, controversy, fight, dispute, cause célèbre:
He turns even walking the dog into a major issue.
5 printing, edition, version; copy, number:
I have a copy of the Sunday issue. See if you can buy an issue of today's paper.
6 publication, promulgation, issuance, issuing, distribution, delivery, dissemination, broadcasting, proclamation, circulation:
There will be a special issue of stamps to commemorate his death.
7 offspring, child or children, descendant(s), progeny, young, scion(s), son(s), daughter(s):
According to the records, your uncle died without issue, making you his sole heir
8 at issue. in contention, in dispute, unresolved, unsettled, uncertain, up in the air, to be decided:
The point at issue is which system will be the most efficient.
9 take issue. disagree, argue, contend, dispute, oppose, take exception:
I feel that I must take issue with your conclusion.
10 proclaim, promulgate, declare, publish, put out, put or set forth, announce, circulate, distribute, get out, release, deliver, broadcast, disseminate, get out:
The kidnappers have issued an ultimatum.
11 emerge, come or go forth, exit, emanate, discharge, stream, flow, pour; appear, originate, spring, stem, arise:
The play ended, and people issued from the theatre. Where Pegasus stamped his foot the Pierian spring issued forth.
big, burning, central, critical, crucial, important, key, main, major, vital
Europe remains the burning issue within the party.
The problem raises wider issues of gender and identity.
| minor, side | basic, fundamental | real
The real issue is where the power lies.
| contentious, controversial, difficult, thorny
the controversial issue of censorship
| complex | live, unresolved
The strike of ten years ago is still very much a live issue in the town.
| domestic, global, international, local, national, regional | commercial, constitutional, economic, educational, environmental, ethical, health, moral, policy, political, social, technical, theoretical
number, range, series
VERB + ISSUE
raise | debate, discuss
This evening we're debating the issue of the legalization of soft drugs.
| decide, settle
A referendum was held to settle the issue.
| address, consider, deal with, examine, explore, look at, tackle | clarify | focus on
We really need to focus on this one issue and not get sidetracked.
| touch on
The issue of birth control was touched on, but we need to examine it in more detail.
The report highlights three issues.
This argument should not be allowed to confuse the issue.
| avoid, evade
ISSUE + VERB
issues arising from the survey
| underlie sth
A more important issue underlies this debate.
What you say is interesting, but it does not affect the point at issue here.
| on an/the ~
She spoke on the issue of private health care.
| ~ about
fundamental issues about working conditions
| ~ concerning
issues concerning the environment
| ~ relating to
The conference examined key issues relating to the reform.
2 one in a series of publications
current | back | special
a special issue of stamps
VERB + ISSUE
bring out, publish
ISSUE + VERB
come out, go on sale | be out
in an/the ~
an article in the current issue of ‘Newsweek’ verb
the bank which formally issues and handles these credit cards
The safest cheques are those issued directly by the bank?known as bankers' draughts.
a document issued jointly by the Treasury and the Home Office
| immediately, promptly
He left the company and promptly issued a writ claiming $45 million in damages.
(formal) Arrest warrants were issued against 16 of the protesters.
| on behalf of
a statement issued on behalf of the UN Secretary-General
The new guidelines have been issued to all doctors.
Some of the police were issued with rifles.
newly issued banknotes
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