Definition for REAS-ON

REAS-ON, v.t.

  1. To examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss. I reasoned the matter with my friend. When they are clearly discovered, well digested and well reasoned in every part, there is beauty in such a theory. – Burnet.
  2. To persuade by reasoning or argument; as, to reason one into a belief of truth; to reason one out of his plan; to reason down a passion.

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