▸ 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")
▸ noun: a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion ("There is reason to believe he is lying")
▸ 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")
▸ noun: a rational motive for a belief or action ("The reason that war was declared")
▸ noun: a justification for something existing or happening ("They had good reason to rejoice")
▸ noun: the state of having good sense and sound judgment ("He had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions")
▸ verb: think logically ("The children must learn to reason")
▸ verb: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion ("We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house") OneLook Dictionary (external link)

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