reason out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of reason out

: to find an explanation or solution to (something, such as a problem, question, mystery, etc.) by thinking about the possibilities
  • He reasoned out the problem by himself.

Word by Word Definitions

reason play
  1. : a statement offered in explanation or justification

  2. : a rational ground or motive

  3. : a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense

  1. : to take part in conversation, discussion, or argument

  2. : to talk with another so as to influence actions or opinions

  3. : to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at conclusions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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