reason

Denizione di  reason - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale



Definizione monolingua reason


reason


Verb

reason (third-person singular simple present reasons, present participle reasoning, simple past and past participle reasoned)


  1. (intransitive) To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a systematic comparison of facts.
  2. (intransitive) Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.
  3. (intransitive) To converse; to compare opinions.
  4. (transitive) To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss.
    I reasoned the matter with my friend.
  5. (transitive, rare) To support with reasons, as a request.
  6. (transitive) To persuade by reasoning or argument.
    to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan
  7. (transitive, with down) To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons.
    to reason down a passion
  8. (transitive, usually with out) To find by logical process; to explain or justify by reason or argument.
    to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon
Noun

reason (plural reasons)


  1. a cause:
    1. That which causes something: an efficient cause, a proximate cause.
      The reason this tree fell is that it had rotted.
      Unless you have a good reason for being here, I suggest you leave now.
      • 1996, Daniel Clement Dennett, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, page 198,
        There is a reason why so many should be symmetrical: The selective advantage in a symmetrical complex is enjoyed by all the subunits…
    2. A motive for an action or a determination.
      The reason I robbed the bank was that I needed the money.
      If you dont give me a reason to go with you, I wont.
      • 1806, Anonymous, Select Notes to Book XXI, in, Alexander Pope, translator, The Odyssey of Homer, volume 6, London, F.J. du Roveray, page 37,
        This is the reason why he proposes to offer a libation, to atone for the abuse of the day by their diversions.
      • 1881, Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady, chapter 10,
        Ralph Touchett, for reasons best known to himself, had seen fit to say that Gilbert Osmond was not a good fellow….
    3. An excuse: a thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinion; that which is offered or accepted as an explanation.
      • 1966, Graham Greene, The Comedians, Penguin Classics edition, ISBN 0140184945, page 14,
        I have forgotten the reason he gave for not travelling by air. I felt sure that it was not the correct reason, and that he suffered from a heart trouble which he kept to himself.
    4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) proof, more or less decisive, for an opinion or a conclusion


    Definizione italiano>inglese reason

    ragione
      faculty of capacity of the human mind
      due exercise of the reasoning faculty
      cause
      A fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion.
    ragionare
      carry on a process of deduction or of induction
      exercise the rational faculty
    causa
      cause
    motivo
      cause
    argomentare
      carry on a process of deduction or of induction
    intelletto
      La capacità di pensare in modo razionale.
      The ability for rational thought.
    argomento
    comprensione
    considerazione
    convincere
    discutere
    esaminare
    giudizio
    idea
    incidente
    meditazione
    memoria
    motivazione
    movente
    opinione
    pensare
    per causa di
    perché
    pretesto
    ragionamento
    ragionevolezza
    riflettere
    saggezza
    senso
    significato
    verità

    Altri significati:


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    ragione |ragionare |causa |motivo |argomentare |intelletto |argomento |comprensione |considerazione |convincere |discutere |esaminare |giudizio |idea |incidente |meditazione |memoria |motivazione |movente |opinione |pensare |per causa di |perché |pretesto |ragionamento |ragionevolezza |riflettere |saggezza |senso |significato |verità |


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