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Synonyms of reasoning

Noun


1. reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought, thinking, thought, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation

usage: thinking that is coherent and logical

Verb


1. reason, reason out, conclude, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

2. argue, reason, present, represent, lay out

usage: present reasons and arguments

3. reason, think, cogitate, cerebrate

usage: think logically; "The children must learn to reason"

Adjective


1. intelligent, reasoning(prenominal), thinking(prenominal), rational (vs. irrational)

usage: endowed with the capacity to reason

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