Definitions for reason

Definitions for (noun) reason

Main entry: reason, understanding, intellect

Definition: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

Usage: we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Main entry: reason

Definition: a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

Usage: there is reason to believe he is lying

Main entry: reason

Definition: an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon

Usage: the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

Main entry: reason, grounds, cause

Definition: a justification for something existing or happening

Usage: he had no cause to complain; they had good reason to rejoice

Main entry: reason, ground

Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action

Usage: the reason that war was declared; the grounds for their declaration

Main entry: rationality, reason, reasonableness

Definition: the state of having good sense and sound judgment

Usage: his rationality may have been impaired; he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions

Definitions for (verb) reason

Main entry: reason

Definition: think logically

Usage: The children must learn to reason

Main entry: conclude, reason, reason out

Definition: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

Usage: We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

Main entry: reason, argue

Definition: present reasons and arguments

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