Synonyms for reason

Synonyms for (noun) reason

Synonyms: reason, understanding, intellect

Definition: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

Usage: we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Similar words: faculty, mental faculty, module

Definition: one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind


Synonyms: reason

Definition: a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

Usage: there is reason to believe he is lying

Similar words: fact

Definition: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

Usage: first you must collect all the facts of the case


Synonyms: reason

Definition: an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon

Usage: the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

Similar words: explanation, account

Definition: a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

Usage: the explanation was very simple; I expected a brief account


Synonyms: reason, grounds, cause

Definition: a justification for something existing or happening

Usage: he had no cause to complain; they had good reason to rejoice

Similar words: justification

Definition: a statement in explanation of some action or belief


Synonyms: reason, ground

Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action

Usage: the reason that war was declared; the grounds for their declaration

Similar words: rational motive

Definition: a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument


Synonyms: rationality, reason, reasonableness

Definition: the state of having good sense and sound judgment

Usage: his rationality may have been impaired; he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions

Similar words: saneness, sanity

Definition: normal or sound powers of mind

Synonyms for (verb) reason

Synonyms: reason

Definition: think logically

Usage: The children must learn to reason

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: conclude, reason, reason out

Definition: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

Usage: We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: reason, argue

Definition: present reasons and arguments

Similar words: lay out, represent, present

Definition: bring forward and present to the mind

Usage: We presented the arguments to him; We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason