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debate

US [diˈbeɪt]
UK [dɪ'beɪt]
  • n.辩论;争论;考虑
  • v.辩论;争论;考虑
  • Web讨论;争辩;辩论会
Past Participle:debated  Present Participle:debating  Simple Present:debates  
debate
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n.
1.
(在公共集会上或议会里就某问题进行的、常以表决结束的)辩论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
关于堕胎的辩论
The minister opened the debate(= was the first to speak) .
部长在辩论时率先发言。
The motion under debate(= being discussed) was put to a vote.
辩论中的动议已付诸表决。
After a long debate, Congress approved the proposal.
经过长时间辩论,国会通过了这项提议。
2.
(各自发表不同意见的)争论,辩论,讨论an argument or discussion expressing different opinions
a heated/wide-ranging/lively debate
激烈的╱广泛的╱热烈的争论
the current debate about tax
目前关于税收的讨论
There had been much debate on the issue of childcare.
人们对儿童照管问题议论纷纷。
Whether he deserves what has happened to him is open to debate/a matter for debate(= cannot be certain or decided yet) .
他是否罪有应得还有待于讨论。
The theatre's future is a subject of considerable debate.
剧院的前途是一个颇有争议的问题。
v.
1.
[t][i]
(尤指正式)讨论,辩论to discuss sth, especially formally, before making a decision or finding a solution
Politicians will be debating the bill later this week.
政界将在本周晚些时候讨论这个议案。
The question of the origin of the universe is still hotly debated(= strongly argued about) by scientists.
关于宇宙起源问题,科学家仍在激烈辩论。
The committee will debate whether to lower the age of club membership to 16.
委员会将讨论是否将参加俱乐部的年龄限制放宽到 16 岁。
2.
[i][t]
仔细考虑;思考;盘算to think carefully about sth before making a decision
She debated with herself for a while, and then picked up the phone.
她仔细琢磨了一会儿,然后拿起了电话。
We're debating whether or not to go skiing this winter.
我们盘算着今年冬天是否去滑雪。
For a moment he debated going after her.
他仔细思考了片刻要不要去追求她。

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