What's the difference between brief and debrief?


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To brief is to give a short verbal update on events. To debrief is to receive a short verbal update on events. A debriefing usually occurs after an event, while a briefing often occurs before or during an event.
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Dear Mister Micawber,

What an awesome write-up! Crisp and crystal clear. Thanks.

Do people also say something like, "The pilot was debriefed after his mission."?

With folded palms,

Yes, that's what they say in the movies, anyway.
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So, it really doesn't have anything to do with taking your underwear on or off. Emotion: smile I see. Actually, my wife asked me and I gave her a similar explanation but considered looking it up as well. I agreed with your explanation...very clear and concise, however, I just asked her if she wanted to debrief me for fun in about 10 minutes or so...
Thanks Mister Micawber!!! Emotion: smile
For brief, how can someone be updated on events or a situation before they happen (per your explaination)? A briefing is always an update with the current available info.
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