1. [syn: reasoned, sound, well-grounded]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reason \Rea"son\ (r[=e]"z'n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reasoned
(r[=e]"z'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Reasoning.] [Cf. F.
raisonner. See Reason, n.]
1. To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences
from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of
induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a
systematic comparison of facts.
2. Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction,
in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set
forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.
Stand still, that I may reason with you, before the
Lord, of all the righteous acts of the Lord. --1
Sam. xii. 7.
3. To converse; to compare opinions. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: logically valid; "a sound argument" [syn: reasoned,