Definition of reason:

part of speech: verb

To debate or discuss; to persuade by argument; to deduce inferences justly from premises.

part of speech: noun

That power or faculty in man which eminently distinguishes him from the other animals, and the possession of which enables him to deduce inferences from facts or propositions, and to distinguish good from evil, and truth from falsehood; a thought or a consideration as bearing on a question; cause; ground; motive; that which justifies or supports a determination, or a plan, & c.; final cause; end or object sought; justice; moderation; purpose; design.

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