stand to reason

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stand to reason

: to be sensible or understandable
  • If her friends don't want to go, it stands to reason that she won't want to go either.

Word by Word Definitions

stand play
  1. : to support oneself on the feet in an erect position

  2. : to be a specified height when fully erect

  3. : to rise to an erect position

  1. : a halt for defense or resistance

  2. : an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success

  3. : a stop made to give a performance

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


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