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reason
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 11
1. Ratio; proportion.
2. To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a systematic comparison of facts.
3. Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.
4. To converse; to compare opinions.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To support with reasons, as a request.
4. To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons; - with down; as, to reason down a passion.
5. To find by logical processes; to explain or justify by reason or argument; - usually with out; as, to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon.
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