Textual thesaurus for "reason"

(noun) understanding, intellect

the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

(noun) grounds, cause

a justification for something existing or happening

he had no cause to complain; they had good reason to rejoice

(noun) ground

a rational motive for a belief or action

the reason that war was declared; the grounds for their declaration

(noun) rationality, reasonableness

the state of having good sense and sound judgment

his rationality may have been impaired; he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions

(verb) conclude, reason out

decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

(verb) argue

present reasons and arguments