Debate in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation
debate
noun
1. (discussion)
a. el debate  (M)
The candidates will have a debate this Thursday at 8 pm.Los candidatos tendrán un debate este jueves a las 8 pm.
b. la discusión  (F)
The issue under debate is the installation of solar panels in the university.El tema bajo discusión es la instalación de panales solares en la universidad.
transitive verb
2. (to discuss)
a. debatir 
They debated the president's proposed budget.Debatieron el presupuesto propuesto por el presidente.
b. discutir 
We will debate the desirability of adding a new access lane.Vamos a debatir la conveniencia de añadir un nuevo carril de acceso.
intransitive verb
3. (to discuss)
a. debatir 
Even though the time was up, the candidates continued to debate.Aunque se había acabado el tiempo, los candidatos siguieron debatiendo.
b. discutir 
The committee members debated for hours before coming to a decision.Los miembros del comité discutieron por horas antes de llegar a una decisión.
4. (to consider)
a. pensar 
Are you going to take the job? - I don't know; I'm still debating.¿Vas a aceptar el trabajo? - No sé; todavía lo estoy pensando.
debate
[dɪˈbeɪt]
noun
1. debate (m)
  • after much debate tras mucho debatir
transitive verb
2. debatir, discutir (issue)
  • he debated whether to go se debatía entre ir y no ir
intransitive verb
3. debatir
debate [dɪˈbeɪt]
transitive verb
[+topic, question, idea] debatir; discutir
intransitive verb
discutir; debatir
to debate with sb (about or on or upon sth) discutir con algn (sobre algo); to debate with o.s. (about or on or upon sth) vacilar (sobre algo); we debated whether to go or not dudamos or nos planteamos si ir o no
noun
debate (m); discusión (f)
after much debate después de mucho discutir; that is open to debate ese es un tema discutido
debate
masculine noun
1. (discussion)
a. debate 
La comisión ha decidido abrir el tema a debate público.The commission has decided to open the subject to public debate.
b. discussion 
Están teniendo un debate sobre cómo reducir la pobreza global.They're having a discussion as to how to reduce global poverty.
debate
masculine noun
1. debate
debate
debate
un debate parlamentario a parliamentary debate; no entro en el debate de si es bueno o malo I won't enter into the debate about whether it is good or bad
prefiero no entrar en un debate sobre el tema
tuvimos un pequeño debate sobre la película we had a little discussion o debate about the film; conceptos como el marxismo están a debate concepts like Marxism are being re-evaluated; poner o sacar un tema a debate to raise an issue for discussion
Search history
Did this page answer your question?