debrief: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dē-brēf'), [key]
- to interrogate (a soldier, astronaut, diplomat, etc.) on return from a mission in order to assess the conduct and results of the mission.
- to question formally and systematically in order to obtain useful intelligence or information: Political and economic experts routinely debrief important defectors about conditions in their home country.
- to subject to prohibitions against revealing or discussing classified information, as upon separation from a position of military or political sensitivity.
- (after an experiment) to disclose to the subject the purpose of the experiment and any reasons for deception or manipulation.
- debrief (Thesaurus)