reason

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

reason

noun

Definition of REASON

1
a statement given to explain a belief or act <she gave a good reason for her seemingly suspicious behavior>
2
something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing <a firm belief that we are here on earth to help others is the reason for her tireless volunteer work>
3
an explanation that frees one from fault or blame <what reason do you have for being in such a bad mood?>
4
someone or something responsible for a result <what's the meteorological reason for tornadoes?>
Near Antonyms ramification; denouement (also dénouement), repercussion; conclusion, end; by-product, side effect (also side reaction)
6
the normal or healthy condition of the mental abilities <was afraid that with all the stress he was under, he'd lose all reason>
7
the thought processes that have been established as leading to valid solutions to problems <in a time of national crisis we need to listen to the voice of reason>

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