Know Your Next Word : reason

12. reason :

verb & noun :

1. a basis or cause, as for some belief, action, fact, event, etc.

2. a statement presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action

3. the mental powers concerned with forming conclusions, judgments or inferences

4. to think or argue in a logical manner

usage :

  • the reason for declaring war

  • The mother tried to bring her rebellious daughter to reason.

  • He was consulted about the problem by reason of his long experience.

  • With such an upbringing it stands to reason that the child will be spoiled.

  • The government is concerned about the latest crisis and with reason.

  • The reason why the bill failed to pass was the defection of three key senators.

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