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The thought processes that have been established as leading to valid solutions to problems
“The reasoning behind the decision.”
Having the ability to reason
“… judged by the courts not to be a reasoning being who could be held accountable for his crimes.”
Present participle for to use one's faculties for intellectualizing
“Such a child, left to himself, grows up unable to express himself and unable to reason.”
Present participle for to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information
“Scott reasoned that if Annabel were having a heart attack, she wouldn't be able to talk on the telephone.”
Present participle for to state a logical assertion, or assertions, as part of an argument
“He tried to reason that the earth was flat, yet nobody would take him seriously.”
(reason something out) Present participle for find an answer to a problem by considering possible options
“Let's face this problem head on and try to reason it out.”
(reason with) Present participle for to persuade with rational arguments
“Having to reason with a human and persuade her by the subterfuge of logic was exasperating.”
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