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Spanish translation of “reason”

reason

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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