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debate on (something)

To discuss a topic at length. If they're debating on their different political views, this could go on all night.
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debate on something

to hold a long and disciplined discussion on a particular subject. We can debate on this all night if you think we will settle anything in the end. Are they still debating on the question?
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 (with someone) about something
1. to enter into a long and disciplined discussion on a particular subject with someone. Our team debated with the other team about the chances for world peace. The candidates debate about taxes tomorrow. We will debate with them about health care.
2. . Fig. to argue with someone about something. I do not intend to debate with you about that matter. Tom did not agree to debate about it.
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AffWin is an outcome dummy variable that takes the value of 1 if the affirmative debater won, 0 if the affirmative debater lost.
Following the debates, party leaders held town hall meetings around the country to discuss some of the same platforms and proposals youth debaters presented on television.
Three of the nation's top high school debaters rate the debate.
Debra DiGiovanni, a regular on "The Debaters," said of Seguin's style, "It's a perfect combination of silly and smart.
A former debater herself, she's worried about the club's staying power.
Debater Tomos Morgan said: "Taking part in the competition has made me change my mind about a number of things.
Everyone assumed, even some on her own side, that she would make a complete hash of things and would be flattened by William Hague, far and away the best debater in the Commons.
He was an Ivy League debater and served 20 years in the US Senate.
A debater in high school and college, Goldstein always thought he'd be a trial lawyer.
High school debater Michael Klinger says Al Gore won the first presidential debate in great part because he repeated his main argument, that George W.
Takashi Fukaya, the new minister for international trade and industry, is known as an aggressive Diet debater and earned the nickname "Mr.
SFS-Q presented three solid teams at the Qatar Universities Debate League Nationals Tournament, demonstrating the strength of its debate club and its promotion of a culture and tradition of discussion extending beyond a single debater or team.
In 2010, the nation's number one high school debater, Andrew Markoff, graduated from Bronx Science and now attends Georgetown University in Washington, D.
He further said that a debater should not be an entertainer.