Definition of 'reason'
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There were good reasons for this reputation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are many reasons why traffic makes such a din. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Reasons included problems with evidence or a key witness failing to turn up at court. The Sun (2016)It says the biggest reason for wildlife decline is not cats. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Therefore, employers need a clear business reason for cancellation and should consider all alternatives. Times, Sunday Times (2017)One reason he knows it is that he has voted for such things, again and again and again. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no logical reason for these distinctions, it's just what has become accepted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are often made to feel quite defensive of our reasons for doing things, as there is such pressure put on women by other women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet there are compelling reasons to think there will be some slowdown. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Three very good reasons to stick with it. The Sun (2007)There are other reasons why big business is taking a fresh look at venture funding. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is felt there is no longer any reason to make the trip. The Sun (2010)You meet for work reasons but there is a love vibe. The Sun (2010)And they shape it far more tellingly than any speech or reasoned political argument. Christianity Today (2000)There used to be a logical reason to be wary of elections. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are three possible reasons why things are looking up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Which two or three do you think were the most important reasons? Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is no known reason for either name. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was one of the reasons we decided to stop offering it. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You need to think carefully about your reasons for wanting to dismiss this employee. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The reasons for this situation are many and complex. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)This is a problem for two reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The meeting was cut from three days to two for reasons of security. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Science and education should be based upon logical fact and reasoned theory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Was man his own master and reason his only means of interpreting the world? DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)Nor was there any other reason for thinking that the defendant was wrongly refused bail. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is good reason to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The reasons they invent businesses and make sacrifices are much more varied and complex. Times, Sunday Times (2015)For months she had wrestled with the idea of coming back, searching for a definitive reason to say yes or no. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'reason'
British English: reason /ˈriːzn/ NOUN
The reason for something is a fact or situation which explains why it happens.
There is a reason for everything that happens.
- American English: reason
- Arabic: سَبَب
- Brazilian Portuguese: razão
- Chinese: 理由
- Croatian: razlog
- Czech: důvod
- Danish: grund
- Dutch: reden beweeggrond
- European Spanish: razón
- Finnish: syy
- French: raison
- German: Beweggrund
- Greek: αιτία
- Italian: ragione
- Japanese: 理由
- Korean: 이유
- Norwegian: årsak
- Polish: powód
- European Portuguese: razão
- Romanian: motiv
- Russian: причина
- Spanish: razón
- Swedish: orsak
- Thai: เหตุผล
- Turkish: mantık
- Ukrainian: причина
- Vietnamese: lý do
Definition of reason from the Collins English Dictionary
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