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Definition of REASON
Pronunciation : REASON

noun : REASON

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; "there is reason to believe he is lying" ;

verb : REASON

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) think logically; "The children must learn to reason" ;


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