The pronunciation of 'debat' is off. There are two types of pronunciation for e in Indonesian. In some dictionaries they are distinguished by an accent: débat (D/E) debate. berdébat to debate. berdébat-débatan to debate with e.o. mendébat to argue, argue about s.t., debate s.t. memperdébatkan to debate about s.t., make s.t. the subject of discussions. pendébat debater. perdébatan 1 debate, debating, deliberations. 2 the subject of debate.