- A rational motive for a belief or action.
- usage: "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
- synonyms: ground
- An explanation of the cause of some phenomenon.
- usage: "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"
- The capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination.
- usage: "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
- The state of having good sense and sound judgment.
- usage: "his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"
- A justification for something existing or happening.
- usage: "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
- A fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion.
- usage: "there is reason to believe he is lying"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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