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reason

800 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ɹˈiːzən], [ɹˈiːzən], [ɹ_ˈiː_z_ə_n]
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Synonyms for Reason:

intellect (noun)

brain, brain-power, capacity, cerebration, comprehension, intellect, intelligence, mentality, mind, rationality, reasoning, thinking, thought, understanding.

pretext (noun)

affirmation, alibi, claim, excuse, justification, loop-hole, plea, pretense, pretext, rationale, red herring, smoke screen, stratagem, white lie.

reason (noun)

analysis, brain work, cogitation, conceptualization, deduction, induction, inference, logic, synthesis.

reason (verb)

analyze, cogitate, conceptualize, deduce, induct, infer, synthesize, think.

think (verb)

appraise, brood, calculate, cerebrate, concentrate, consider, contemplate, daydream, debate, deliberate, envision, evaluate, imagine, meditate, muse, ponder, reflect, speculate, study, weigh.

Other synonyms and related words:

Clear-sightedness, From, IQ, Intellectuality, Lucidness, Percipience, Sageness, Toward, Unreasoned, ability, about, acceptable, accomplishment, according to, accordingly, account, act logically, act rationally, acuity, acumen, acuteness, adduce, adj, admissibility, advantage, advise with, advocacy, affair, against, agreement, ahead, aim, air, allegorization, almost, along, also, ambition, analyse, ancient, anima, answer, antecedent, antiquated, antique, apologia, apology, apply reason, appreciation, apprehension, approval, approximately, argue, argue logically, argue with, argument, argumentation, argumentum, around, ascertainment, aspiration, assert, association of ideas, assurance, astuteness, attraction, authorization, awareness, ax to grind, background, balance, bandy arguments, bandy words, bargain, base, basis, because, because of, being, besides, bounds, brain, brainpower, brains, brilliance, bring around, by reason of, by virtue of, caliber, call, call in, calling, campaign, canvass, carte blanche, case, causa, causable, causal agency, causal agent, causality, causation, cause, certification, charter, chew the rag, clarification, clear-headedness, clearing up, cleverness, close, cogitable, cogitative faculties, cognition, cognitive faculties, cognitive powers, collect, collogue, comment upon, common difference, common ratio, common sense, commonsense, commonsensical, compare notes, compass of thought, computation, con, conceive, conception, conclude, conclusive, condonation, confer, confer with, cons, consciously, consciousness, consequent, consequently, consideration, consult, consult with, contact with reality, contend, controvert, convince, convincing, cool head, coolheadedness, coolness, counsel, cover, cracking, crusade, curtilage, deal with, debate with, decide, decipherment, decision, decoding, deduct, deductive reasoning, defence, defense, deliberate upon, deliberately, demonstrate, demonstration, demythologization, denouement, depth, derivation, derive, design, designer, determinant, determination, determine, determining factor, dialectics, discernment, discourse, discourse about, discourse of reason, discrimination, discursive faculties, discursive reason, discuss, discuss with, disentanglement, dispute, dissuade, draw, draw a conclusion, draw an inference, draw conclusion, draw from, dregs, drive, dry land, due sense of, due to, during, earth, editing, educe, effort, elenchus, eloquent, elucidation, emendation, end, end result, enlarged views, enlargement of mind, enlightenment, enterprise, entertain ideas, enticement, entitlement, eq, equitable principles, equity, esprit, essence, establish, estimate, euhemerism, evidence, evolve, examine, exchange observations, exchange views, excogitate, exegesis, exemplification, exercise the mind, explain, explain clearly, explanation, explication, exposition, expostulate, expounding, extenuation, extract, fact, faculties, faculty, fairness, fence, fetch, figure, figure out, figured, final cause, find, finding, finding out, fitting, flat coat, footing, for because, force, forcible, forecast, form ideas, former, foundation, frame of mind, fundamental legal principles, gather, generalise, generalization, generalize, generalized, genius, ghostly apparition, glean, go into, goad, goal, good, good reason, good sense, goodness, grasp, gray matter, grey matter, ground, grounds, grounds for belief, guarantee, guess, guiding light, guiding star, handle, have conversations, head, headpiece, headstrong, healthy mind, heart, hence, high-mindedness, hold, hold conference, honesty, honourableness, horse sense, hypothesis, hypothesize, hypothetical, idea, ideal, ideate, ignoratio elenchi, illogicality, illogicalness, illumination, illustration, imagination, immediate cause, impetus, impulse, in accordance with, incentive, incitement, indicate, induce, inducement, inductive reasoning, influence, initiation, insight, inspiration, instance, instigation, instinct, integrity, intellection, intellectual, intellectual faculties, intellectual faculty, intellectual powers, intellectualize, intelligent, intent, intention, intentional, intentionally, interest, interpretation, into, intuition, invention, investigate, invitation, irrationality, issue, judge, judgement, judgment, judicious, judiciousness, juncture, justice, justifiability, justifiable, justify, justness, knock around, knowingly, kop, land, law, lawsuit, level head, levelheaded, levelheadedness, licence, light, limits, lodestar, logical basis, logical reasoning, logical thought, logicality, logicalize, logicalness, logicize, long-headedness, lucid interval, lucidity, lure, mainspring, maintain, make out, marble, marbles, mark, material basis, matter, meaning, mens, mental balance, mental capacity, mental equilibrium, mental health, mental hygiene, mental poise, mental soundness, mitigation, moderateness, moderation, morality, moreover, motivating factor, motivating force, motivation, motive, move, movement, nearly, necessity, need, negotiate, nobility, normalcy, normality, normalness, notion, notional, nous, object, objective, observation, obsolete, obstinate, occasion, of, old, on account of, on purpose, onto, organization, origin, originator, outcome, owing to, palaver, palliation, parley, parts, pass under review, perception, perceptiveness, perspicacity, perspicuity, persuade, persuasive, perverse, philosophize, philosophy, plaidoyer, plain sense, plan, plausibility, plead, plead with, pleading, pledge, point, point out, postulation, power of reason, powwow, practical mind, practical wisdom, practicality, predestined affinity, predestined relationship, premise, prescience, presumption, presupposition, prevail upon, primer, primer coat, priming, priming coat, principle, pro, prod, profundity, progressive ratio, prompting, proof, proper, propriety, pros, pros and cons, prove, provide a rationale, provocation, prudence, psyche, purpose, put heads together, quick-wittedness, quickness, rap, ratio, ratiocinate, ratiocination, ratiocinative, rational, rational ground, rationalisation, rationalise, rationalism, rationalization, rationalize, rationalizing, rationalness, reach of thought, reaction, reason about, reason for, reason out, reason that, reason the point, reason why, reason with, reasonability, reasonable, reasonableness, reasoning faculties, reasoning faculty, reasoning power, reckon, reckoning, rectitude, refer to, refutation, regard, relationship by fate, remonstrate, remonstrate with, requirement, resolution, resolve, resolving, result, review, rhyme, riddling, ride, right, right mind, right-mindedness, risky, root, root cause, rove, sagacity, sake, sanction, sane, sanemindedness, saneness, sanity, sapience, sapient, savvy, say, scheme, score, scratch, security, seed, self, sense, senses, sensible, sensibleness, settlings, sharpness, show error of ways, shrewdness, sift, significancy, simplification, sit down together, sit down with, skill, smarts, so, sober senses, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobriety, social occasion, soil, solid ground, solidity, solution, solve, solving, song and dance, sophistry, sorting out, soul, sound mind, sound sense, soundness, soundness of mind, sour grapes, source, special pleading, specious reasoning, speculation, speculative, spirit, spring, spur, stability, start, stated cause, stimulation, stimulus, story, structure, stubborn, subject, subsequently, substance, suit, support, suppose, sweet reason, syllogize, sympathy, synthesise, take as proved, take counsel, take up with, talk, talk about, talk into, talk of, talk out of, talk over, talk over with, talking point, target, tenability, terra firma, the big idea, the whole idea, then, thence, theoretical, theorise, theorize, theory, therefore, think logically, think rationally, think through, thinking principle, thresh out, thus, title, to argue, too, treasury, treat, truth, ulterior motive, undercoat, undercurrents, underlying reason, understand, unlocking, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, unto, untwisting, unweaving, up to, upon, uprightness, upshot, urge, use, use common sense, use head, use judgement, use reason, validation, valuate, ventilate, view, vindication, virtue, virtuousness, vocation, voluntary, warrant, warranty, wayward, well-founded, whatfor, wherefore, wholesomeness, why, why and wherefore, whyfor, willful, win over, wisdom, wit, wits, work out, working, working out, wrangle, wrestle, yard.

Rhymes for Reason:

  1. treason, season;

Quotes for Reason:

  1. The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear. Charles de Montesquieu.
  2. The rule of the game was never assume that anybody, however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture. If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason I should move. Abraham Pais.
  3. Could that have been what happened to the human race- a willing perversity that set at naught all human values which had been so hardly won and structured in the light of reason for a span of more than a million years? Clifford D. Simak.

Idioms of Reason:

  1. lose reason
  2. reason against sth;
  3. see sense/ reason