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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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