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 for Debated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Debate \De*bate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Debated; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Debating.] [OF. debatre, F. d['e]battre; L. de + batuere
     to beat. See Batter, v. t., and cf. Abate.]
     1. To engage in combat for; to strive for.
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              Volunteers . . . thronged to serve under his banner,
              and the cause of religion was debated with the same
              ardor in Spain as on the plains of Palestine.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     2. To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to
        maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss;
        to argue for and against.
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              A wise council . . . that did debate this business.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself. --Prov.
                                                    xxv. 9.
  
     Syn: To argue; discuss; dispute; controvert. See Argue, and
          Discuss.
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