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reason en inglés británico

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reasonnoun

uk /ˈriː.zən/ us /ˈriː.zən/

reason noun (EXPLANATION)

A2 [ C or U ] the cause of an event or situation or something that provides an excuse or explanation:

The reason for the disaster was engine failure, not human error.
[ + question word ] The reason why grass is green was a mystery to the little boy.
[ + (that) ] The reason (that) I'm calling is to ask a favour.
not standard The reason I walked out was because I was bored.
[ + to infinitive ] The police have (every good) reason to believe that he is guilty.
She was furious, and with reason (= with good cause).
For some reason/For reasons best known to himself (= for reasons no one else knows about) he's decided to leave his job.
by reason of formal

because of:

He's always asked to these occasions by reason of his position.

Más ejemplos

  • I see no reason for us to depart from our usual practice.
  • Car exhaust is the main reason for the city's pollution.
  • I go to church for weddings but not for any other reason.
  • For some reason the story caught the imagination of the public.
  • We made this decision purely for financial reasons.

reason noun (JUDGMENT)

[ U ] the ability of a healthy mind to think and make judgments, especially based on practical facts:

We humans believe that we are the only animals to have the power of reason.
mainly UK old-fashioned He lost his reason (= became mentally ill) when both his parents were killed in the crash.
within reason

C2 within the limits of what is acceptable and possible:

We can wear anything we like to the office, within reason.

Más ejemplos

  • He argued that morality could be conceptualized as a series of principles based on human reason.
  • And did reason prevail over emotion?
  • If 20% of the earth's population has 80% of its resources, then it stands to reason that 80% of the population has only 20% of the resources.
  • His powers of reason set him apart from the candidates.
  • Choose whatever you like from the menu, within reason!

reasonverb [ T ]

uk /ˈriː.zən/ us /ˈriː.zən/

(Definición de reason del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

reason en inglés americano

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reasonnoun

us /ˈri·zən/

reason noun (EXPLANATION)

[ C/U ] the cause of an event or situation, or something suggested as an explanation:

[ C ] She had never stopped by before for any reason.
[ C ] There must be a reason why she’s not here yet.
[ U ] Adams had good reason to fire Pickering.

reason noun (JUDGMENT)

[ U ] the ability to think and make judgments, esp. good judgments:

Meditation seemed to have improved her ability to reason.

reasonverb

us /ˈri·zən/

reason verb (JUDGE)

to think about and make a good judgment about:

[ + (that) clause ] He reasoned (that) he had only four or five years left as an athlete.

reason verb (EXPLAIN)

to argue with and try to persuade someone:

[ I ] Grace kept her voice gentle, as if she were reasoning with a child.
reasoning
noun [ U ] us /ˈri·zə·nɪŋ/

I didn’t follow her reasoning.

(Definición de reason del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)