Engelsk ordbog



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Engelsk navneord: reason

1. reason (om motiv) a rational motive for a belief or action


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe reason that war was declared.
The grounds for their declaration.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)ground


Mindre specifikke termerrational motive


Mere specifikke termeraccount, occasion, score, wherefore, why

2. reason (om kommunikation) an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly.


Mindre specifikke termeraccount, explanation

3. reason (om erkendelse) the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)intellect, understanding


Mindre specifikke termerfaculty, mental faculty, module

4. reason (om tilstand) the state of having good sense and sound judgment


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHis rationality may have been impaired.
He had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)rationality, reasonableness


Mindre specifikke termersaneness, sanity

5. reason (om kommunikation) a justification for something existing or happening


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe had no cause to complain.
They had good reason to rejoice.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)cause, grounds


Mindre specifikke termerjustification

6. reason (om erkendelse) a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThere is reason to believe he is lying.


Mindre specifikke termerfact


Mere specifikke termercontraindication, indication


Engelsk udsagnsord: reason

1. reason (om erkendelse) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey reason that there was a traffic accident


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)conclude, reason out


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termercerebrate, cogitate, think


Mere specifikke termerdeduce, deduce, deduct, derive, extrapolate, feel, find, gather, generalise, generalize, induce, infer, infer, infer, syllogise, syllogize

2. reason (om kommunikation) present reasons and arguments


Eksempler på anvendelseSam and Sue reason, Sam wants to reason with Sue


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)argue


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termerlay out, present, represent


Mere specifikke termerdefend, expostulate, fend for, re-argue, support

3. reason (om erkendelse) think logically


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe children must learn to reason.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termercerebrate, cogitate, think


Mere specifikke termercalculate, categorise, categorize, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, ratiocinate, rationalise away, rationalize away, reckon, speculate, theorize, theorize, work out









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