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Translation of "reason" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /ˈriːzn/
something which makes something happen, describes why it happened, should happen or is going to happen etc razón 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 razón Only man has reason – animals do not.
reasonable adjective
sensible razonable a reasonable suggestion.
willing to listen to argument; acting with good sense sensato, juicioso You will find him very reasonable.
fair; correct; which one should or could accept razonable Is $10 a reasonable price for this book?
satisfactory; as much as one might expect or want razonable There was a reasonable number of people at the meeting.
reasonableness noun
lo razonable; sensatez, juicio
reasonably adverb
razonablemente 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 razonamiento I don’t understand his reasoning at all.
have reason to (believe/think etc)
to feel justified in (believing etc) tener razones para (pensar, creer, etc.) I have (good) reason to think that he is lying.
it stands to reason
it is obvious or logical es evidente, es lógico 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 atender a razones She just won’t listen to reason.
lose one’s reason
to become insane perder la razón He lost his reason and was put in an asylum.
reason with phrasal verb
to argue with (a person) in order to persuade him to be more sensible razonar con alguien 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 entrar en razón I just can’t make her see reason.
within reason
within the limits of good sense dentro de lo razonable I’ll do anything / go anywhere within reason.
(Definition of reason from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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