the cause of an event or situation; a fact, event, or statement that provides an explanation or excuse for sth
the ability to think, understand, and form opinions or judgments that are based on facts
make use of one's reason; exercise the power of thought
say by way of argument
"the reason that war was declared"
"the grounds for their declaration"
"the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"
"we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
"his rationality may have been impaired"
"he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"
"he had no cause to complain"
"they had good reason to rejoice"
"there is reason to believe he is lying"
"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
"The children must learn to reason"
Ordinary life..has saved many a man's reason.
出自： G. Greene
She reasoned carefully with herself whether..to go away..or to fall flop under Ernest's nose.
出自： A. P. Herbert
雇主根据其对工人的评价来决定提高他们的工资。 reason from sth that-clause
I reasoned from his silence that he was unhappy.
You can easily reason yourself into even greater fear if you always think about the worst possibilities.
Let me try to reason him into joining us.
After some hours of discussion I managed to reason him into adopting a more conciliatory attitude.
This is something he can be reasoned into, given time.
No one can be reasoned into accepting an idea that his feelings oppose.
He reasoned the problem out and came to a conclusion.
他推想问题并得出结论。 reason out that/wh-clause
The workers have reasoned out that the real power is in their own hands.
We would not reason out where we were, because of the mist.
Can't you reason the boy out of such stupid behaviour?
Try to reason him out of that idea.
It is you who can reason him out of his prejudice.
Father must be reasoned out of driving home in such dangerous conditions.
The teacher tried to reason with the boy but he refused to listen; children like that can often not be reasoned with.
There's no reasoning with that woman.
There was no use reasoning with him.
Reasoning with him was useless.
I reasoned with her for hours about the danger, but she would not change her mind.
误 The reason why he was late was because it rained.
正 The reason why he was late was that it rained.
误 The reason for his lateness is because he missed the train.
正 The reason for his lateness is that he missed the train.
析 “…的原因是因为…”,英文的正确表达是the reason... is that...,这里需要用that引导表语从句,而不能用because引导从句,以免意思重复。
误 Sickness is the reason of her absence.
正 Sickness is the reason for her absence.
析 “…的原因”是reason for ( v -ing) sth,其中的for不能用of代替。
误 He always tried to make reasons for being late.
正 He always tried to make excuses for being late.