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'reason' - used as a noun
1. a rational motive for a belief or action
the reason that war was declared
2. 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
3. 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
4. the state of having good sense and sound judgment
he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
5. a justification for something existing or happening
they had good reason to rejoice
6. a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion
there is reason to believe he is lying

'reason' - used as a verb
7. decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house
8. present reasons and arguments
9. think logically
The children must learn to reason

derived forms
1. Reason / Plural
reasons
2. Reason / Past
reasoned
3. Reason / Third Person
reasons
4. Reason / Present Participle
reasoning
Variations of 'reason'
 
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