reason out


reason out
verb
decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
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We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

Syn: ↑reason, ↑conclude
Derivationally related forms: ↑conclusive (for: ↑conclude), ↑conclusion (for: ↑conclude), ↑reason (for: ↑reason), ↑reasoner (for: ↑reason)
Hypernyms: ↑think, ↑cogitate, ↑cerebrate
Hyponyms:
induce, ↑deduce, ↑infer, ↑deduct, ↑derive, ↑syllogize, ↑syllogise, ↑find, ↑feel, ↑gather, ↑generalize, ↑generalise, ↑extrapolate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

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ˌreason ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they reason out he/she/it reasons out present participle reasoning out past tense reasoned out past participle reasoned out] phrasal verb
to find a successful way of dealing with something by thinking about it
Thesaurus: to successfully deal with a problem or difficultysynonym to think carefully or a lot about thingssynonym
Main entry: reason

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reason out [phrasal verb]
reason (something) out or reason out (something) : to find an explanation or solution to (something, such as a problem, question, mystery, etc.) by thinking about the possibilities

He reasoned out [=worked out] the problem by himself.

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Main Entry:reason

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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