reason with

Definition of reason with

  1. :  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

reasonplay
  1. :  a statement offered in explanation or justification

    :  a rational ground or motive

    :  a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense

  1. :  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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