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Noun
The causes, explanations, or justifications for an action or event
“There are many reasons why non-legal professionals may need this sort of ready access to the law.”
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Elements or circumstances contributing to a result
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(usually in singular) The reason or origin of an event or set of circumstances
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Logic for belief, action
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Evidence or argument establishing a fact or the truth of a statement
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(mass noun) Plural for the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments logically
“To be condemned for the color or creed you were born with, really defies reason or sanity.”
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Plural for one's sanity
“It addresses the audience by distracting its reason and arousing its emotion.”
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Plural for common sense, or what is generally right, practical, acceptable or possible
“His deep infatuation would cause him to behave in ways that defied reason.”
Verb
To use one's faculties for intellectualizing
“Such a child, left to himself, grows up unable to express himself and unable to reason.”
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To arrive at a judgment or opinion by reasoning
“Scott reasoned that if Annabel were having a heart attack, she wouldn't be able to talk on the telephone.”
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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.”
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(reason something out) Find an answer to a problem by considering possible options
“Let's face this problem head on and try to reason it out.”
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(reason with) 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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