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reason

1. Philosophy the intellect regarded as a source of knowledge, as contrasted with experience
2. Logic grounds for a belief; a premise of an argument supporting that belief
3. reasons of State political justifications for an immoral act

reason

the capacity of the human mind to make logical inferences, undertake rational arguments, understand the world, solve problems. What the nature, social determinants and limits of this capacity are, however, is much debated. See RATIONALISM IDEALISM, EMPIRICISM, ONTOLOGY; see also PRACTICAL REASONING.
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As one official explained: "He's a very difficult man to deal with - rather pompous and one who refuses to listen to reason.
Both the parties are accusing each other of fostering criminal unrest and target killings and what is more, refusing to listen to reason.
My husband, who is 60, won't listen to reason and refuses to even consider giving up the job.
They were prepared to go to jail for their beliefs, just as in the dark days of the previous government, a government that also would not listen to reason.
5 : a fair and sensible way of thinking about something <He won't listen to reason.
The family refuses to listen to reason while the viewer sees their home and happiness disintegrate before them.
ranted Gray as he refused to listen to reason and opted to talk over any argument from his fellow pane llist.
Of course, young children do not always listen to reason and are occasionally subject to uncontrollable tantrums," he continued.
UEFA obviously wont listen to reason or budge - they prefer to exhibit a callous, almost reckless disregard for supporters who are the lifeblood of the game they are so privileged to administer.
I welcome the decision of the company to listen to reason, removing closure from the table.
The government has acted wrongly over Iraq and has refused to listen to reason.