arguepresent reasons and arguments ; have an argument about something ; give evidence of
reason as in think logically
"The children must learn to reason"
reason as in a rational motive for a belief or action
"the reason that war was declared"
"the grounds for their declaration"
ground fix firmly and stably; confine or restrict to the ground; place or put on the ground ; instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject ; bring to the ground; hit or reach the ground ; throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage ; hit a groundball; hit onto the ground ; cover with a primer; connect to a ground; use as a basis for; the solid part of the earth's surface; a rational motive for a belief or action; the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; a relation that provides the foundation for something; a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle); the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused ; a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage) ; (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting ; the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
reason as in 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"
reason as in 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"
understandingcharacterized by understanding based on comprehension and discernment and empathy; the cognitive condition of someone who understands; the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion; the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
intellect knowledge and intellectual ability; the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; a person who uses the mind creatively
reason as in 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"
rationality the state of having good sense and sound judgment; the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
reasonableness the state of having good sense and sound judgment; goodness of reason and judgment; the property of being moderate in price or expenditures; moderation in expectations; the quality of being plausible or acceptable to a reasonable person
reason as in a justification for something existing or happening
"he had no cause to complain"
"they had good reason to rejoice"
causegive rise to; cause to do; events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; a justification for something existing or happening; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results ; a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
grounds your basis for belief or disbelief; the enclosed land around a house or other building; a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.) ; a justification for something existing or happening; dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue
reason as in a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion