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reason
n. a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; "there is reason to believe he is lying"
reason
n. an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"
grounds, reason, cause
n. a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
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reason
v. think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
reason out, conclude, reason
v. decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
reason, argue
v. present reasons and arguments
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mental faculty, module, faculty
n. one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
intellect, understanding, reason
n. 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"
causal factor, determining factor, determinative, determiner, determinant
n. a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
causal factor, determining factor, determinative, determiner, determinant
n. a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
influence
n. a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
circumstance
n. formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance"
mind, judgement, judgment
n. an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
posture, stance, position
n. a rationalized mental attitude
point of view, standpoint, stand, viewpoint
n. a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
intension, connotation
n. what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
reason
n. an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"
grounds, reason, cause
n. a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
alibi
n. (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
humour, humor
n. (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state; "the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
factor
n. anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
catalyst
n. something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"
catalyst
n. something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"
canvas, analyse, canvass, examine, study, analyze
v. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
cogitate
v. consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
argue with oneself, debate
v. argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
fence, debate, contend, argue
v. have an argument about something
rationalise, rationalize, justify, excuse, apologise, apologize
v. defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning; "rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior"; "he rationalized his lack of success"
swear, swan, aver, avow, assert, verify, affirm
v. to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
struggle, fight, contend
v. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
feud
v. carry out a feud; "The two professors have been feuding for years"
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come, get, arrive
v. reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
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resultant role, result
n. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
intuit
v. know or grasp by intuition or feeling
infer, guess
v. guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize"
gauge
v. mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
hazard, pretend, venture, guess
v. put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
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Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
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  • Synonyms
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  • Antonyms
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