I am searching for an expression/idiom describing a situation of adding an argument or a valid point to a heated discussion.

For example: I have read an article about something that relates to a bigger subject being disputed nowadays and I want to share it on twitter, facebook, etc. saying

... this article _____ to a debate/discussion about ...

  • This article encapsulates the issues under debate.
    – WS2
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 9:41

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You could use the verb contributes or the phrase makes a valuable contribution to.

We say things like "Name-calling does not contribute anything intelligent to the debate" and "He made a valuable contribution to the debate by pointing out ...."

  • Yes, "makes a valuable contribution to" fits my needs, thank you.
    – Tobiasz
    Commented Mar 25, 2016 at 9:18

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