Rea"son, v. t. 1. To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss; as, 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.T. Burnet.
2. To support with reasons, as a request.
3. To persuade by reasoning or argument; as, to
reason one into a belief; to
reason one out of his plan.
Men that will not be reasoned into their senses.L'Estrange.
4. To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons; -- with down; as, to
reason down a passion.
5. To find by logical processes; to explain or justify by reason or argument; -- usually with out; as, to
reason out the causes of the librations of the moon.
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