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    reason - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reason

    Definition
    (noun) a rational motive for a belief or action
    Synonyms : ground
    Example Sentence
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
    Definition
    (noun) an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    Example Sentence
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly
    Definition
    (noun) the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    Synonyms : intellect , understanding
    Example Sentence
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil
    Definition
    (noun) the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    Example Sentence
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
    Definition
    (noun) a justification for something existing or happening
    Synonyms : cause , grounds
    Example Sentence
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice
    Definition
    (noun) a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion
    Example Sentence
    • there is reason to believe he is lying
    Definition
    (verb) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    Synonyms : conclude , reason out
    Example Sentence
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house
    Definition
    (verb) present reasons and arguments
    Synonyms : argue
    Definition
    (verb) think logically
    Example Sentence
    • The children must learn to reason
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