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Synonyms for reason
ˈri zən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reason, understanding, intellect(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"

    Synonyms:
    rise, set about, cuddle, climb up, come along, draw close, get along, uprise, border on, progress, come on, go up, advance, surface, lift, snuggle, arise, burn down, come up, burn up, draw near, ascend, go on, climb, get on, approach, move up, nest, shape up, show up, turn up, go about, nuzzle, come near, mount, nestle, come out, near

  2. reason(noun)

    a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

    "there is reason to believe he is lying"

    Synonyms:
    washed-out, dark, biased, non-white, washy, colorful, dyed, coloured, faded, bleached, dark-skinned, slanted, one-sided

    Antonyms:
    natural

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    hook, rise, nobble, wind, cabbage, vacate, hoist, annul, elevate, uprise, lift, go up, pinch, plagiarize, arise, abstract, rescind, come up, bring up, plagiarise, pilfer, filch, purloin, snarf, overturn, repeal, raise, sneak, get up, move up, swipe, reverse, airlift, revoke, rear, face-lift, rustle, countermand

  4. cause, reason, grounds(noun)

    a justification for something existing or happening

    "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"

    Synonyms:
    hook, rise, nobble, wind, cabbage, vacate, hoist, annul, elevate, uprise, lift, go up, pinch, plagiarize, arise, abstract, rescind, come up, bring up, plagiarise, pilfer, filch, purloin, snarf, overturn, repeal, raise, sneak, get up, move up, swipe, reverse, airlift, revoke, rear, face-lift, rustle, countermand

  5. reason, ground(noun)

    a rational motive for a belief or action

    "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"

    Synonyms:
    supply, go to bed, extradite, rescue, crawl in, hand over, surrender, try, show, retire, depict, put on, save, fork over, fork up, present, have, generate, deport, give, return, redeem, hit the sack, translate, give up, turn in, birth, render, bed, pitch, sack out, deliver, picture, yield, hit the hay, go to sleep, fork out, furnish, cede, provide, drive home, interpret, kip down, give birth, submit, bear

  6. rationality, reason, reasonableness(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"

    Synonyms:
    assuredness, sang-froid, aplomb, cool

  7. reason(verb)

    think logically

    "The children must learn to reason"

    Synonyms:
    ribband, riband

  8. reason, reason out, conclude(verb)

    decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

    "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

    Synonyms:
    medallion, laurel wreath, thread, decoration, palm, typewriter ribbon, medal

  9. argue, reason(verb)

    present reasons and arguments

    Synonyms:
    rock cake

Wiktionary

  1. reason(noun)

    To persuade by reasoning or argument.

    to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan

    Synonyms:
    cause

  2. reason(noun)

    To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons.

    to reason down a passion

    Synonyms:
    rationale, motive

  3. reason(verb)

    To find by logical process; to explain or justify by reason or argument.

    to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon

    Synonyms:
    excuse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reason(v)

    To reason is to examine by means of the reason, to prove by reasoning, or to influence or seek to influence others by reasoning or reasons. Persons may contend either from mere ill will or self-interest, or from the highest motives; "That ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints," Jude 3. To argue (Latin arguo, show) is to make a matter clear by reasoning; to discuss (Latin dis, apart, and quatio, shake) is, etymologically, to shake it apart for examination and analysis. Demonstrate strictly applies to mathematical or exact reasoning; prove may be used in the same sense, but is often applied to reasoning upon matters of fact by what is called probable evidence, which can give only moral and not absolute or mathematical certainty. To demonstrate is to force the mind to a conclusion by irresistible reasoning; to prove is rather to establish a fact by evidence; as, to prove one innocent or guilty. That which has been either demonstrated or proved so as to secure general acceptance is said to be established. Reason is a neutral word, not, like argue, debate, discuss, etc., naturally or necessarily implying contest. We reason about a matter by bringing up all that reason can give us on any side. A dispute may be personal, fractious, and petty; a debate is formal and orderly; if otherwise, it becomes a mere wrangle.

    Synonyms:
    argue, contend, controvert, debate, demonstrate, discuss, dispute, establish, prove, question, wrangle

    Preposition:
    We reason with a person about a subject, for or against an opinion; we reason a person into or out of a course of action; or we may reason down an opponent or opposition; one reasons from a cause to an effect.

  2. reason(n)

    While the cause of any event, act, or fact, as commonly understood, is the power that makes it to be, the reason of or for it is the explanation given by the human mind; but reason is, in popular language, often used as equivalent to cause, especially in the sense of final cause. In the statement of any reasoning, the argument may be an entire syllogism, or the premises considered together apart from the conclusion, or in logical strictness the middle term only by which the particular conclusion is connected with the general statement. But when the reasoning is not in strict logical form, the middle term following the conclusion is called the reason; thus in the statement "All tyrants deserve death; Cæsar was a tyrant; Therefore Cæsar deserved death," "Cæsar was a tyrant" would in the strictest sense be called the argument; but if we say "Cæsar deserved death because he was a tyrant," the latter clause would be termed the reason. Compare CAUSE; REASON, v.; MIND; REASONING.

    Synonyms:
    account, aim, argument, cause, consideration, design, end, end, ground, motive, object, principle, purpose

    Preposition:
    The reason of a thing that is to be explained; the reason for a thing that is to be done.

Editors Contribution

  1. predicate

    predicate can imply reasoning

    the reason or predicate for investigation him was because of his involvement in the cover up.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 16, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reason(n)

    Synonyms:
    motive, consideration, design, purpose, rationality, logic, account

    Associated words:
    dialectics, logic, syllogism, premises, conclusion

  2. reason(v)

    Synonyms:
    ratiocinate, syllogize, argue, remonstrate, expostulate

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How to use reason in a sentence?

  1. Georges Bataille:

    At man's core there is a voice that wants him never to give in to fear. But if it is true that in general man cannot give in to fear, at the very least he postpones indefinitely the moment when he will have to confront himself with the object of his fear... when he will no longer have the assistance of reason as guaranteed by God, or when he will no longer have the assistance of God such as reason guaranteed. It is necessary to recoil, but it is necessary to leap, and perhaps one only recoils in order to leap better.

  2. Anthony Costello:

    The reason it's a global concern is that we are worried that this could also spread back to other areas of the world where the population may not be immune, and we know that the mosquitos that carry Zika virus - if that association is confirmed - are present ... through Africa, parts of southern Europe and many parts of Asia, particularly South Asia...

  3. Steven Wagner:

    You can imagine that many of those would not choose to speak to a federal official calling them on the phone, but there's no reason to believe that anything has happened to the kids.

  4. Julie Krafchick:

    We can't have amnesia that dating wasn't perfect before, part of the reason we created the podcast in the first place was to answer the question,' What the f ** k is wrong with modern dating ?'.

  5. Brennan Appel:

    I thought that it had to be a mistake, how could something like this happen when you've been with a bank since 2002 and you've had such a great relationship? With no explanation as to what you did wrong, you can only make assumptions. I'm running a legal business. I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm following the laws so why are my accounts being closed like this for absolutely, in my opinion, no reason?

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