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The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold.
Edward Bach

Meaning of "reason" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD REASON

From Old French reisun, from Latin ratiō reckoning, from rērī to think.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF REASON

reason  [ˈriːzən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REASON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Reason is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb reason in English.

WHAT DOES REASON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

reason

Reason

Reason is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, applying logic, for establishing and verifying facts, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing information. It is closely associated with such characteristically human activities as philosophy, science, language, mathematics, and art, and is normally considered to be a definitive characteristic of human nature. The concept of reason is sometimes referred to as rationality and sometimes as discursive reason, in opposition to intuitive reason. Reason or "reasoning" is associated with thinking, cognition, and intellect. Reason, like habit or intuition, is one of the ways by which thinking comes from one idea to a related idea. For example, it is the means by which rational beings understand themselves to think about cause and effect, truth and falsehood, and what is good or bad. It is also closely identified with the ability to self-consciously change beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and institutions, and therefore with the capacity for freedom and self-determination.

Definition of reason in the English dictionary

The first definition of reason in the dictionary is the faculty of rational argument, deduction, judgment, etc. Other definition of reason is sound mind; sanity. Reason is also a cause or motive, as for a belief, action, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO REASON

PRESENT

Present
I reason
you reason
he/she/it reasons
we reason
you reason
they reason
Present continuous
I am reasoning
you are reasoning
he/she/it is reasoning
we are reasoning
you are reasoning
they are reasoning
Present perfect
I have reasoned
you have reasoned
he/she/it has reasoned
we have reasoned
you have reasoned
they have reasoned
Present perfect continuous
I have been reasoning
you have been reasoning
he/she/it has been reasoning
we have been reasoning
you have been reasoning
they have been reasoning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I reasoned
you reasoned
he/she/it reasoned
we reasoned
you reasoned
they reasoned
Past continuous
I was reasoning
you were reasoning
he/she/it was reasoning
we were reasoning
you were reasoning
they were reasoning
Past perfect
I had reasoned
you had reasoned
he/she/it had reasoned
we had reasoned
you had reasoned
they had reasoned
Past perfect continuous
I had been reasoning
you had been reasoning
he/she/it had been reasoning
we had been reasoning
you had been reasoning
they had been reasoning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will reason
you will reason
he/she/it will reason
we will reason
you will reason
they will reason
Future continuous
I will be reasoning
you will be reasoning
he/she/it will be reasoning
we will be reasoning
you will be reasoning
they will be reasoning
Future perfect
I will have reasoned
you will have reasoned
he/she/it will have reasoned
we will have reasoned
you will have reasoned
they will have reasoned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been reasoning
you will have been reasoning
he/she/it will have been reasoning
we will have been reasoning
you will have been reasoning
they will have been reasoning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would reason
you would reason
he/she/it would reason
we would reason
you would reason
they would reason
Conditional continuous
I would be reasoning
you would be reasoning
he/she/it would be reasoning
we would be reasoning
you would be reasoning
they would be reasoning
Conditional perfect
I would have reason
you would have reason
he/she/it would have reason
we would have reason
you would have reason
they would have reason
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been reasoning
you would have been reasoning
he/she/it would have been reasoning
we would have been reasoning
you would have been reasoning
they would have been reasoning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you reason
we let´s reason
you reason
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to reason
Past participle
reasoned
Present Participle
reasoning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REASON


Belizean
bəˈliːzən
Curzon
ˈkɜːzən
encheason
ɛnˈtʃiːzən
geason
ɡiːzən
low-season
ləʊ ˈsiːzən
mid-season
ˈmɪdˌsiːzən
off-season
ˌɒfˈsiːzən
outreason
ˌaʊtˈriːzən
Posen
ˈpoːzən
postseason
pəʊstˈsiːzən
preseason
ˈpriːˌsiːzən
reseason
riːˈsiːzən
season
ˈsiːzən
Susan
ˈsuːzən
Tarzan
ˈtɑːzən
treason
ˈtriːzən
unreason
ʌnˈriːzən
unseason
ʌnˈsiːzən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REASON

reascend
reascension
reasonability
reasonable
reasonable doubt
reasonableness
reasonably
reasoned
reasonedly
reasoner
reasoning
reasonless
reasonlessly
reasons of State
reassail
reassemblage
reassemble
reassembly
reassert
reassertion

WORDS THAT END LIKE REASON

dead season
festive season
football season
growing season
high season
hunting season
hurricane season
in good season
in season
it stands to reason
Jason
listen to reason
low season
off season
open season
peak season
practical reason
silly season
soccer season
the Age of Reason
winter season

Synonyms and antonyms of reason in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REASON»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «reason» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of reason

Translation of «reason» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REASON

Find out the translation of reason to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of reason from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «reason» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

理由
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

razón
570 millions of speakers

English

reason
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कारण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَبَب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

причина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

razão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

raison
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beweggrund
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理由
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이유
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alesan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lý do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காரணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कारण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neden
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ragione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

причина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

motiv
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αιτία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rede
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orsak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

årsak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of reason

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REASON»

The term «reason» is very widely used and occupies the 1.936 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REASON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «reason» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «reason» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about reason

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10 QUOTES WITH «REASON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word reason.
1
Edward Abbey
There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
2
Scott Adams
Women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently.
3
Laz Alonso
I like speed, so I like taking the jet skis out and hitting the water, or hitting the lake. In the winter, unfortunately, I used to ski a lot but I haven't been able to ski in the past few years because thank God I've been working, so that's a good reason not to.
4
Jean Anouilh
Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
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Edward Bach
The main reason for the failure of the modern medical science is that it is dealing with results and not causes. Nothing more than the patching up of those attacked and the burying of those who are slain, without a thought being given to the real strong hold.
6
Bob Buckhorn
People who want to express themselves need to be given an opportunity. For me, it's a very fundamental premise: you break the law, you're going to jail. Absent that, you're entitled to say whatever you want to say within reason.
7
Robert Byrne
One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas.
8
Billy Campbell
I've done some things that have been quite interesting, but as grateful as I am for having been on 'Dynasty,' it was just so cheesy. That's half the reason it was so much fun for people to watch, but it's not so fun to have to say those lines.
9
Park Chan-wook
The reason I want to show shocking things is that they always pose an ethical question.
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Steven Curtis Chapman
Cars are the reason we, you know, people live or die.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REASON»

Discover the use of reason in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to reason and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Human Error
This 1991 book is a major theoretical integration of several previously isolated literatures looking at human error in major accidents.
James Reason, 1990
2
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out
Research indicates that everyone has a happiness set-point. No matter what happens to a person, they will tend to return to a set range of happiness. This book shows how you can actually reprogram your set-point to a higher level.
Marci Shimoff, 2009
3
Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present
Studies primarily France with shorter sections on South Africa, Venezuela, and Palestine.
Didier Fassin, 2012
4
A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the ...
The book addresses feminists, philosophers, critics, and interventionist intellectuals, as they unite and divide. It ranges from Kant's analytic of the sublime to child labor in Bangladesh.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, 1999
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Constructions of Reason: Explorations of Kant's Practical ...
This book traces the alleged incoherences to attempts to assimilate Kant's ethical writings to modern conceptions of rationality, actions and rights.
Onora O'Neill, 1989
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The Principle of Reason
The Principle of Reason, the text of an important and influential lecture course that Martin Heidegger gave in 1955–56, takes as its focal point Leibniz's principle: nothing is without reason.
Martin Heidegger, 1996
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On Populist Reason
A philosophical and political exploration of the construction of popular identities.
Ernesto Laclau, 2005
8
The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: ...
"These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media.
Joyce Goggin, Dan Hassler-Forest, 2010
9
Faith & Reason: Searching for a Rational Faith
This book explores philosophical questions that have important implications for the truth and rationality of the Christian faith.
Ronald H. Nash, 1994
10
The Life of Reason: Introduction and Reason in Common Sense
The work is an exquisitely rendered vision of human life lived sanely. In this first book of the work, Santayana provides an account of how the human animal develops instinct, passion, and chaotic experience into rationality and ideal life.
George Santayana, Marianne Sophia Wokeck, Martin A. Coleman, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REASON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term reason is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of …
In his new book, The Reason for Flowers, he looks at more than just the biology of flowers — he dives into the ways they've laid down roots in human history and ... «NPR, Jul 15»
2
LSU Prof Fired for Telling Jokes Is Latest Victim of College Anti-Sex …
“If the curriculum is fucking awful, I might say that it is,” said Buchanan in an interview with Reason. “I'm not teaching Sunday school.” She also jokingly told some ... «Reason, Jun 15»
3
How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech
For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to "Free Minds and Free Markets," has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the ... «Reason, Jun 15»
4
Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech
Los Angeles legal blogger Ken White has obtained a grand jury subpoena issued to Reason.com, the online home of the libertarian magazine I edited ... «Bloomberg View, Jun 15»
5
Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham "doesn't rise beyond middle school …
During a recent interview with Reason magazine Editor in Chief Matt Welch, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) defended himself againt recent charges by fellow ... «Reason, Jun 15»
6
A Swingers Club Is Rebranded a Church To Evade Local Busybodies
Scroll down for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to get automatic updates when new stories go live. HD Version (MOV ... «Reason, May 15»
7
The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund
Scroll down for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live. You can ... «Reason, May 15»
8
Mitch Daniels on How to Cut Government & Improve Services
Daniels credits the work of Reason Foundation, especially of co-founder Robert W. Poole, Jr. with helping him identify and work through innovative ways to ... «Reason, May 15»
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19% of Americans Self-Identify as Libertarians, New Reuters Poll …
... piggyback onto the insights gleaned in the Reason-Rupe poll on Millennials, which we titled "The Unclaimed Generation." As I tried to explain to Reuters,. «Reason, Apr 15»
10
Atheist sets up 'reason station' for first time in Warren city hall
A year after being denied an application to have a "reason station" inside Warren City Hall, atheist Douglas Marshall set up the station for the first time today ... «Detroit Free Press, Apr 15»

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