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English definition of “reason”

reason

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈriːzən/
to decide that something is true after considering the facts: [+ that] We reasoned that it was unlikely he would be a serious threat to the public.Thinking and contemplatingConcluding and deducing
(Definition of reason verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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