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Synonyms for reason
ˈri zənrea·son

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Wiktionary

  1. reasonnoun

    To persuade by reasoning or argument.

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

    Synonyms:
    cause

  2. reasonnoun

    To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons.

    to reason down a passion

    Synonyms:
    motive, rationale

  3. reasonverb

    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. reasonverb

    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. reasonnoun

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reason, groundnoun

    a rational motive for a belief or action

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

    Synonyms:
    ground, priming coat, intellect, primer, cause, background, reasonableness, undercoat, basis, grounds, solid ground, dry land, primer coat, footing, land, priming, soil, rationality, flat coat, understanding, earth, terra firma

  2. reasonnoun

    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:
    cause, grounds, ground, intellect, understanding, reasonableness, rationality

  3. reason, understanding, intellectnoun

    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:
    intellect, rationality, savvy, apprehension, discernment, cause, grounds, reasonableness, intellectual, agreement, ground, mind, sympathy, understanding

  4. rationality, reason, reasonablenessnoun

    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:
    tenability, intellect, rationality, moderateness, modestness, rationalness, grounds, reasonableness, tenableness, ground, cause, understanding

  5. cause, reason, groundsnoun

    a justification for something existing or happening

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

    Synonyms:
    ground, suit, intellect, causal agency, yard, crusade, drive, effort, causa, evidence, case, campaign, reasonableness, movement, curtilage, rationality, grounds, lawsuit, understanding, cause, causal agent

  6. reasonverb

    a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

    "there is reason to believe he is lying"

    Synonyms:
    cause, grounds, ground, intellect, understanding, reasonableness, rationality

  7. reason, reason out, concludeverb

    decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

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

    Synonyms:
    conclude, resolve, reason out, argue, close

  8. argue, reasonverb

    present reasons and arguments

    Synonyms:
    reason out, indicate, debate, conclude, fence, argue, contend

  9. reasonverb

    think logically

    "The children must learn to reason"

    Synonyms:
    conclude, reason out, argue

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. reasonnoun

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

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

  2. reasonverb

    Synonyms:
    ratiocinate, syllogize, argue, remonstrate, expostulate

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How to use reason in a sentence?

  1. Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey:

    Whoever is ashamed of her/his color has no reason to live.

  2. Delilah Belle Hamlin:

    So my body got dependent on Xanax number one, and number two, I overdosed. I didn't mean to at all. I overdosed on this one medication called propranolol. I took Benadryl with it and for some reason, I ended up in the hospital.

  3. Postmaster General:

    We collectively recognize that changes must be made, and for that reason we will implement an organizational realignment that will refocus our business, improve line of sight, enable faster solutions, reduce redundancies and increase accountability, this realignment will strengthen The Postal Service by enabling us to identify new opportunities to generate revenue so that we will have additional financial resources to be able to continue to fulfill our universal service obligation to all of America.

  4. Juanita Broaddrick:

    Like Hillary, I want to be in denial that these things could happen because I felt like that was n’t the person that I had known. But when I met [ Broaddrick ] the first time, I realized she was a very genuine person and had no reason to lie about that, i had to come to terms with the fact that he was very capable and did do that. Why should n’t he be prosecuted for rape as Bill Cosby has and Harvey Weinstein was just arrested ?

  5. Wilhelm Schulz:

    The macro-economic outlook is murky, it's not just because of Brexit or trade tensions. The main reason why people are sitting on the sidelines is the slowdown in global growth.


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