Here is a context clues worksheet on the verb debate, which is used both intransitively and transitively. I wrote this originally to attend a unit I wrote on Denzel Washington’s film The Great Debaters. Needless to say, this is really a word high-schoolers ought to know and be able to use–fluently.
If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.