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reason US English

A cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event

reason US Thesaurus

the main reason for his decision

see sense US English

Realize that one is wrong and start acting sensibly

beyond reason US English

To a foolishly excessive degree

by reason of US English

Because of

age of reason US English

The Enlightenment

sufficient reason US English

The principle (associated particularly with G.W. Leibniz) that all events must ultimately be explicable in terms of the reasons a divine being would have had for choosing one alternative rather than another

for some reason US English

Used to convey that one doesn’t know the reason for a particular state of affairs, often with the implication that one finds it strange or surprising

listen to reason US English

Be persuaded to act sensibly

stands to reason US English

It is obvious or logical

rhyme or reason US English

Logical explanation or reason

theirs not to reason why US English

Used to suggest that it is not someone’s (or someone else’s) place to question a situation or system

why US English

(With reference to a reason) on account of which; for which

earthly US English

Used for emphasis

beyond reason in reason US English

To a foolishly excessive degree

for some reason in reason US English

Used to convey that one doesn’t know the reason for a particular state of affairs, often with the implication that one finds it strange or surprising

stands to reason in reason US English

It is obvious or logical

rhyme or reason in rhyme US English

Logical explanation or reason

with reason in reason US Thesaurus

he was anxious, with reason, about his own political survival

theirs not to reason why in reason US English

Used to suggest that it is not someone’s (or someone else’s) place to question a situation or system

beyond all reason in reason US English

To a foolishly excessive degree

by reason of in reason US Thesaurus

by reason of mental illness, he will not be held in contempt of court

reason of state in reason US English

another term for raison d'état.

listen to reason in reason US English

Be persuaded to act sensibly

it stands to reason in reason US English

It is obvious or logical

reason something out in reason US Thesaurus

we finally reasoned out the cryptic message in chapter twelve

theirs or ours not to reason why in reason US English

Used to suggest that it is not someone’s (or someone else’s) place to question a situation or system