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1. reason

noun. ['ˈriːzən'] a rational motive for a belief or action.

Synonyms

  • account
  • rational motive
  • ground
  • score
  • why
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • forget
  • divide
  • multiply
  • integrate

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Reason

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How do you pronounce reason?

Pronounce reason as ˈrizən.

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Sentences with reason


1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes about reason


1. I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

3. Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
- Blaise Pascal

2. reason

noun. ['ˈriːzən'] an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon.

Synonyms

  • explanation

Antonyms

  • disbelieve
  • disagree

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. reason

noun. ['ˈriːzən'] the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination.

Synonyms

  • intellect
  • mental faculty
  • understanding
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • specify
  • gather
  • spread
  • diverge

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. reason

verb. ['ˈriːzən'] decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion.

Synonyms

  • generalize
  • gather
  • cerebrate
  • syllogize
  • deduct
  • infer
  • conclude
  • find
  • extrapolate
  • induce
  • reason out
  • feel
  • generalise
  • syllogise
  • derive
  • think
  • deduce

Antonyms

  • divest
  • credit
  • debit
  • stand still

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. reason

verb. ['ˈriːzən'] present reasons and arguments.

Synonyms

  • represent
  • support
  • lay out
  • fend for
  • expostulate
  • re-argue
  • defend
  • present

Antonyms

  • minority
  • ground
  • agree
  • differ

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. reason

noun. ['ˈriːzən'] the state of having good sense and sound judgment.

Synonyms

  • reasonableness
  • sanity
  • saneness

Antonyms

  • differentiate
  • subtract
  • decode
  • esteem

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. reason

verb. ['ˈriːzən'] think logically.

Synonyms

  • categorise
  • reckon
  • cogitate
  • ratiocinate
  • categorize
  • speculate
  • compute
  • rationalize away
  • rationalise away
  • calculate
  • work out
  • theorize
  • figure
  • cerebrate
  • cipher
  • think

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • disrespect
  • disesteem
  • mistrust

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. reason

noun. ['ˈriːzən'] a justification for something existing or happening.

Synonyms

  • cause
  • justification

Antonyms

  • stay
  • dissuade
  • gladden

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. reason

noun. ['ˈriːzən'] a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion.

Synonyms

  • fact
  • indication

Antonyms

  • contraindication
  • decrease
  • add

Etymology

  • raisun (Anglo-Norman)
  • raison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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