A rational motive for a belief or action:
— The reason that war was declared.
Dutch: afweging, beweeggrond, beweegreden, considerans, consideratie, drijfveer, grond, motief, motivatie, overweging ... show more
Polish: motyw, pobudka, powód, przyczyna, racja, źródło
An explanation of the cause of some phenomenon.
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.
Roget 450: intellect, mind, understanding, reason, thinking principle; rationality; cogitative faculties, cognitive faculties, discursive faculties, reasoning faculties, intellectual faculties; faculties, senses, ... show more
Dutch: denkvermogen, geestvermogen, hersens, rede, verstand
Polish: logika, rozsądek, rozsądność, rozum
The state of having good sense and sound judgment:
— He had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions.
A justification for something existing or happening:
— They had good reason to rejoice.
A fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion.
Dutch: argumenteren, doordenken, overdenken, overleggen, overwegen, redeneren
Decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion:
— We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house.
Dutch: afleiden, besluiten, concluderen, opmaken
Present reasons and arguments.
Dutch: argumenteren, baseren, beargumenteren, funderen, gronden, onderbouwen
Moby thesaurus: Vernunft, acceptable, accomplishment, account, admissibility, advise with, aim, air, allegorization, ambition, analyze, answer, antecedent, apologia, apology, apply reason, argument, argumentum, ascertainment, aspiration ... show more.
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