debate

(redirected from debated)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.

debate

Politics
1. a formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward
2. the formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote
References in classic literature ?
As she was thinking of these things the while she debated the wisdom of uncovering the baby's face, there came a little grunt from the wee bundle in her lap, and then a gurgling coo that set her heart in raptures.
The event was fiercely debated by students from across universities in Peshawar and was attended by senior members of academia, media and alumni of the UK Government's Chevening scholarship, said a press release issued by the British High Commission here on Tuesday.
The complexity of real-world events confounding an analysis of the impact of the presidential debates is actually a problem that applies to a review of all of the elections; it's not a perfect science, and the conclusions drawn here could be debated.
First, this was the first time an incumbent debated.