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  • a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion
    • there is reason to believe he is lying
  • a justification for something existing or happening
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • a rational motive for a belief or action
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • think logically
    • The children must learn to reason
  • present reasons and arguments
  • decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house
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