Definition of "debated" []

  • A formal discussion, as in a legislative body, in which opposing arguments are put forward (noun)
  • Discussion or dispute (noun)
  • The formal presentation and opposition of a specific motion, followed by a vote (noun)
  • To discuss (a motion), esp in a formal assembly (verb)
  • To deliberate upon (something) (verb)
  • Disputed, under discussion, not settled. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Simple past tense and past participle of debate. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "debated" in a sentence
  • "Thrust onto Egypt's most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut's reign was fiercely debated from the outset."
  • "One of the most significant issues being debated is how the revenues generated though this system should be spent."
  • "The only alternative to the bill being debated is the status quo."