Rea·son v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reasoned p. pr. & vb. n. Reasoning.]
1. To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a systematic comparison of facts.
2. Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.
Stand still, that I may reason with you, before the Lord, of all the righteous acts of the Lord. --1 Sam. xii. 7.
3. To converse; to compare opinions.
adj 1: reflects weight of sound argument or evidence; "a sound
argument" [syn: sound, well-grounded]
2: resulting from careful thought; "the paper was well thought
out" [syn: considered, well thought out(p)]