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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Anglo-Norman _raisun_ (Old French _raison_), from Latin _rationem_, an accusative of _ratio_, from _ratus_, past participle of _reor_ (“think”).

From Anglo-Norman raisun (Old French raison), from Latin rationem, an accusative of ratio, from ratus, past participle of reor (think).

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈɹiːzən/ * Rhymes: -iːzən * Hyphenation: rea‧son

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹiːzən/
  • Rhymes: -iːzən
  • Hyphenation: rea‧son

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

REASON (_plural_ REASONS) * A cause: * That which causes something: an efficient cause, a proximate cause. _The REASON this tree fell is that it had rotted._ * 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 […] * A motive for an action or a determination. _The REASON I robbed the bank was that I needed the money._ _If you don't give me a REASON to go with you, I won't._ * 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 […] * 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. * (uncountable) Rational thinking (or the capacity for it; the cognitive faculties, collectively, of conception, judgment, deduction and intuition. _Mankind should develop REASON above all other virtues._ * 1970, Hannah Arendt, _On Violence_ (ISBN 0156695006), page 62: And the specific distinction between man and beast is now, strictly speaking, no longer REASON (the _lumen naturale_ of the human animal) but science […] * (obsolete) Something reasonable, in accordance with thought; justice. * (Can we date this quote?) Edmund Spenser: I was promised, on a time, To have REASON for my rhyme. * (mathematics, obsolete) Ratio; proportion. (Can we find and add a quotation of Barrow to this entry?) SYNONYMS * (that which causes): cause * (motive for an action): rationale, motive * (thought offered in support): excuse DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

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.
    2. A motive for an action or a determination.
      The reason I robbed the bank was that I needed the money.
      If you don't give me a reason to go with you, I won't.
    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.
  2. (uncountable) Rational thinking (or the capacity for it; the cognitive faculties, collectively, of conception, judgment, deduction and intuition.
    Mankind should develop reason above all other virtues.
  3. (obsolete) Something reasonable, in accordance with thought; justice.
  4. (mathematics, obsolete) Ratio; proportion.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Barrow to this entry?)

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

REASON (_third-person singular simple present_ REASONS, _present participle_ REASONING, _simple past and past participle_ REASONED) * (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. * (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. * (intransitive) To converse; to compare opinions. * (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._ * (transitive, rare) To support with reasons, as a request. * (transitive) To persuade by reasoning or argument. _to REASON one into a belief; to REASON one out of his plan_ * (transitive, with _down_) To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons. _to REASON down a passion_ * (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_ DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

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

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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* reason in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * reason in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911


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