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rea·son

reason

 
 
pronunciation:
ri zn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a cause or explanation for an action, opinion, or event.
He had a good reason for being late.What's the reason for the party?
synonyms:
cause, ground
similar words:
argument, foundation, motive
definition 2: the power to think clearly.
Human beings are creatures of reason.
synonyms:
intellect
similar words:
mind, understanding
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: reasons, reasoning, reasoned
definition 1: to think clearly.
It's hard to reason when you're tired or angry.
similar words:
consider, deliberate, ponder, think
definition 2: to find (an answer) or conclude by thinking logically (often followed by out).
Together they reasoned out a solution to the problem.
similar words:
analyze, consider, deliberate, figure, ponder, reckon, solve, think
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