stand to reason

Definition of stand to reason

  1. :  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

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

    :  to be a specified height when fully erect

    :  to rise to an erect position

  1. :  a halt for defense or resistance

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

    :  a stop made to give a performance

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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