reason

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈriːzən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrizən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rēzən)


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reason

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [good, bad, precise, plausible] reason
  2. need a good reason to [go, say, do]
  3. that is a bad reason to [go]
  4. better have a good reason for [saying, declaring, attacking]
  5. a reason for not [doing, eating, finishing]
  6. have [a, no] reason to live
  7. all the more reason to [try, go]
  8. that's no reason to [cry, quit, give up]
  9. there is no good reason to [think, believe] (that)
  10. give me [a, one] good reason why
  11. there must be [a good, some] reason (that)
  12. must have [a good] reason (for)
  13. [discover, unearth, find out, know] the reasons
  14. [find out, establish] the reason [behind, for] the [incident, delay, decision]
  15. [reptiles, mollusks] don't [possess, have] reason
  16. [simply, just] won't listen to reason
  17. they brought him to reason
  18. [willing to, will] do anything within reason
  19. your [answer, comment, thinking] stands to reason
  20. it stands to reason that
  21. the [cost, amount, price] is within reason
  22. (he hit me) for no apparent reason
  23. if, for any reason, you [can't, find, wish]
  24. by reason of the [weather, law, cost]
  25. by reason of his [experience, knowledge, abilities]
  26. the [Age, faculty, power] of reason
v
  1. reason with the [kidnapper, robber]
  2. there's no reasoning with her
  3. (tried to) reason with her about the [wedding, dress, party, date]
  4. reason [yourself, your way] out of
  5. reason your way [through the problem, to the solution]
  6. reasoned out the [problem, solution]
  7. reason it (out) logically
  8. reasoned that she [must, could, might] have
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