Dictionary Results for reason


1. reason - noun

· a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"

Synonym(s): ground

Hypernym(s): rational_motive




2. reason - noun

· an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"

Hypernym(s): explanation, account




3. reason - noun

· the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

Synonym(s): understanding, intellect

Hypernym(s): faculty, mental_faculty, module




4. reason - noun

· the state of having good sense and sound judgment; "his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"

Synonym(s): rationality, reasonableness

Hypernym(s): sanity, saneness




5. reason - noun

· a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"

Synonym(s): cause, grounds

Hypernym(s): justification




6. reason - noun

· a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; "there is reason to believe he is lying"

Hypernym(s): fact




7. reason - verb

· decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

Synonym(s): reason_out, conclude

Hypernym(s): think, cogitate, cerebrate




8. reason - verb

· present reasons and arguments

Synonym(s): argue

Hypernym(s): present, represent, lay_out




9. reason - verb

· think logically; "The children must learn to reason"

Hypernym(s): think, cogitate, cerebrate





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