Definition of reason with
: to talk with (someone) in a sensible way in order to try to change that person's thoughts or behavior They tried to reason with him, but he wouldn't listen.
Word by Word Definitions
: a statement offered in explanation or justification
: a rational ground or motive
: a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense
: to take part in conversation, discussion, or argument
: to talk with another so as to influence actions or opinions
: to use the faculty of reason so as to arrive at conclusions
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