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Pronunciation of Reason: Learn how to pronounce Reason in English correctly

Learn how to say Reason correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word reason:

1a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event:
she asked him to return, but didn’t give a reason
I resigned for personal reasons
[with clause]:
Giles is the reason that I am here
[mass noun] good or obvious cause to do something:
we have reason to celebrate
Logic a premise of an argument in support of a belief, especially a minor premise when given after the conclusion.
2 [mass noun] the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgements logically:
there is a close connection between reason and emotion
what is right, practical, or possible; common sense:
people are willing, within reason, to pay for schooling
(one’s reason) one’s sanity:
she is in danger of losing her reason
[no object]
think, understand, and form judgements logically:
humans do not reason entirely from facts
[with object] (reason something out) find an answer to a problem by considering possible options:
she was growing too sleepy to reason it out
(reason with) persuade (someone) with rational argument:
I tried to reason with her, but without success

beyond (all) reason

to a foolishly excessive degree:
he indulged Andrew beyond all reason
by reason of

formal because of:
persons who, by reason of age, are in need of care
for some reason

used to convey that one does not know the reason for a particular situation, often with the implication that one finds it strange or surprising:
for some reason he likes you
listen to reason

be persuaded to act sensibly:
he’s too emotionally overwrought to listen to reason
theirs (or ours) not to reason why

used to suggest that it is not someone’s (or one’s) place to question a situation:
to be a Met Assistant you didn’t have to understand the weather, only to record—ours not to reason why
[with allusion to Tennyson’s ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ (1854)]
reason of state

another term for raison d’état.
(it) stands to reason

it is obvious or logical:
it stands to reason that if you can eradicate the fear the nervousness will subside



adjective ( archaic)

Middle English: from Old French reisun (noun), raisoner (verb), from a variant of Latin ratio(n-), from the verb reri ‘consider’