reason something out


reason something out
WORK OUT, think through, make sense of, get to the bottom of, puzzle out; informal figure out.
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ˌreason sth ˈout derived
to try and find the answer to a problem by using your power to think in a logical way

Reason it out for yourself!

Main entry:reasonderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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