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2 entries found for reason.
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Main Entry: 1rea·son
Pronunciation: primarystressremacronz-schwan
Function: noun
1 a : a statement given to explain a belief or act <gave a reason for my absence> b : a good basis <reasons for thinking life may exist on other planets> c : the thing that makes some fact understandable : CAUSE <wanted to know the reason for earthquakes>
2 a : the power to think : INTELLIGENCE b : a sound mind
synonym see CAUSE
- within reason : within reasonable limits
- with reason : with good cause

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