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Origin of reasoned
- the faculty or power of acquiring intellectual knowledge, either by direct understanding of first principles or by argument.
- the power of intelligent and dispassionate thought, or of conduct influenced by such thought.
- Kantianism. the faculty by which the ideas of pure reason are created.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of reason
A similar charge of redundancy is made against the reason why, which is also a well-established idiom: The reason why the bill failed to pass was the defection of three key senators.
Examples from the Web for reasoned
Utilizing fear, or taking a reasoned approach to gradual, incremental change?Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre|Marlow Stern|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Laying down several layers, he reasoned, would allow one effectively to print out a small part.
Kempton subsequently offered what he reasoned to be mathematical proof of her powers.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed|Michael Daly|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And jurors would be able to evaluate the evidence on both sides of the case and render a reasoned verdict.The Supreme Court Must Right the Wrong Done to Billy Wayne Cope|Andrew Cohen|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, projected Republican wins are a reasoned backlash against Obamacare.‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate|Lloyd Green|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So I thought and reasoned; and at last I determined not to go amongst my fellow men, whatever the result might be.George Borrow|Edward Thomas
Though so refined as to elude the force of material remedies, some may however think that it may be reasoned with.Observations on Madness and Melancholy|John Haslam
He would be more likely to go boldly and openly, I reasoned, because of his belief there was nothing for him to fear.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
There was still time, they reasoned, for Mr. Frick to withdraw his defiant ultimatum.Homestead|Arthur G. Burgoyne
In a few rare cases he got it; but was generally bluffed out, or blandly referred back to the New York offices, or reasoned out.Gold|Stewart White
Word Origin for reason
early 14c., resunmen, "to question (someone)," also "to challenge," from Old French raisoner "speak, discuss; argue; address; speak to," from Late Latin rationare "to discourse," from ratio (see reason (n.)). Intransitive sense of "to think in a logical manner" is from 1590s; transitive sense of "employ reasoning (with someone)" is from 1847. Related: Reasoned; reasoning.
c.1200, "intellectual faculty that adopts actions to ends," also "statement in an argument, statement of explanation or justification," from Anglo-French resoun, Old French raison "course; matter; subject; language, speech; thought, opinion," from Latin rationem (nominative ratio) "reckoning, understanding, motive, cause," from ratus, past participle of reri "to reckon, think," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (cf. Old English rædan "to advise; see read (v.)).
Meaning "sanity; degree of intelligence that distinguishes men from brutes" is recorded from late 13c. Sense of "grounds for action, motive, cause of an event" is from c.1300. Middle English sense of "meaning, signification" (early 14c.) is in the phrase rhyme or reason. Phrase it stands to reason is from 1630s. Age of Reason "the Enlightenment" is first recorded 1794, as the title of Tom Paine's book.
see by reason of; in reason; it stands to reason; listen to reason; lose one's mind (reason); rhyme or reason; see reason; stand to reason; with reason.