Übersetzung von “reason” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


nounreason /ˈrizən/
countable a piece of information that explains why sth happened
raison feminine , cause feminine

The report gave engine failure as the reason for the crash.
Le rapport a conclu à une panne de moteur comme étant la cause de l'accident.

There were lots of reasons why he got mad.
Il y avait de nombreuses raisons qui font qu'il est devenu fou.

Give me one good reason why I should believe you.
Donne-moi une bonne raison qui fait que je devrais te croire.
for some reason
indicates you do not know why
pour une raison ou une autre

She was really upset for some reason.
Pour une raison ou une autre, ele était bouleversée.
uncountable information or evidence that shows that it is right to believe sth
raisons feminine plural

We have reason to believe he has the stolen goods.
Nous avons des raisons de croire qu'il a les marchandises volées.
all the more reason
making a stronger argument
raison de plus

The higher gas prices are all the more reason to travel less.
Les prix de l'essence plus élevés sont une raison de plus pour voyager moins.
uncountable the range of behaviors that are considered sensible or acceptable
raison feminine
within reason
dans la mesure du raisonnable

You can do anything you want, within reason.
Tu peux faire tout ce que tu veux, dans la mesure du raisonnable.
uncountable the natural ability of humans to think, understand, make arguments, etc.
raison feminine

the power of reason
le pouvoir de la raison


verbreason /ˈriʒən/
transitive to think or decide after considering facts

"They'll never look for us here," he reasoned.
"Ils ne nous chercherons jamais ici." conclut-il.
intransitive to use the natural human ability for reason

Our ability to reason makes us different from animals.
Notre capacité à raisonner nous différencie des animaux.

reason with

verb phrasalreason with [ ˈrizən ˌwɪθ, ˌwɪð ]
to try to persuade or influence using logic
faire entendre raison

Her parents tried to reason with her.
Ses parents ont essayé de lui faire entendre raison.

(Übersetzung von “reason” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


noun /ˈriːzn/

something which makes something happen, describes why it happened, should happen or is going to happen etc

What is the reason for this noise?
What is your reason for going to London?
The reason (why) I am going is that I want to.

the power of the mind to think, form opinions and judgements etc

Only man has reason – animals do not.
reasonable adjective


a reasonable suggestion.

willing to listen to argument; acting with good sense

You will find him very reasonable.

fair; correct; which one should or could accept

Is $10 a reasonable price for this book?

satisfactory; as much as one might expect or want

There was a reasonable number of people at the meeting.
reasonableness noun

caractère raisonnable
reasonably adverb

He behaved very reasonably
The car is reasonably priced
The meeting was reasonably well attended.
reasoning noun

the act or process of reaching a decision, conclusion etc

I don’t understand his reasoning at all.
have reason to (believe/think etc)

to feel justified in (believing etc)

avoir des raisons de (croire, penser, etc.)
I have (good) reason to think that he is lying.
it stands to reason

it is obvious or logical

il va de soi que
If you go to bed so late, it stands to reason that you will be tired the next morning.
listen to reason

to allow oneself to be persuaded to do something more sensible than what one was going to do; to pay attention to common sense

entendre raison
She just won’t listen to reason.
lose one’s reason

to become insane

perdre la raison
He lost his reason and was put in an asylum.
reason with

to argue with (a person) in order to persuade him to be more sensible

raisonner qqn
We tried to reason with the worried mother but she went out alone in the storm to look for the child.
see reason

to (be persuaded to) be more sensible than one is or has been

entendre raison
I just can’t make her see reason.
within reason

within the limits of good sense

dans des limites raisonnables
I’ll do anything / go anywhere within reason.



to argue; to work out after some thought

argumenter; raisonner
She reasoned that if he had caught the 6.30 p.m. train, he would not be home before 8.00.

(Übersetzung von “reason” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)