give+a+reason

  • 1 reason — I UK [ˈriːz(ə)n] / US [ˈrɪz(ə)n] noun Word forms reason : singular reason plural reasons *** Get it right: reason: After reason, use the preposition for, not of: Wrong: The main reason of poverty is unemployment. Right: The main reason for… …

    English dictionary

  • 2 reason — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 cause/motive/justification; explanation of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ cogent, good, sound, strong ▪ compelling, convincing ▪ plausible …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 3 reason — rea|son1 W1S1 [ˈri:zən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cause)¦ 2¦(good or fair)¦ 3 all the more reason why/to do something 4¦(good judgment)¦ 5 within reason 6 go/be beyond (all) reason 7¦(ability to think)¦ 8 no reason ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 reason — rea|son1 [ rizn ] noun *** 1. ) count a fact, situation, or intention that explains why something happened, why someone did something, or why something is true: reason for: The police asked her the reason for her visit. reason for doing something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 reason — 1 / ri:zFn/ noun 1 CAUSE (C) the cause or explanation for something that has happened or that someone has done: The reason I bought one was that it was so cheap. | reason (that): The only reason I went was that I wanted to meet your friends. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 reason — I n. cause, justification 1) to cite, give a reason 2) a cogent, compelling, convincing, plausible, sound, strong, urgent reason 3) a logical; personal; underlying; valid reason 4) every reason; (a) sufficient reason 5) a reason against; behind;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 give — [[t]gɪv[/t]] v. gave, giv•en, giv•ing, n. 1) to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation: to give a birthday present to someone[/ex] 2) to hand to someone: Give me that plate, please[/ex] 3) to place in someone s care: I gave the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 8 give me one good reason — phrase used for emphasizing that you do not think there is a good reason for doing something He’s lied to us before, so give me one good reason why we should believe him now. Thesaurus: not sensible or reasonablesynonym Main entry: reason …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 Give a Girl a Reason — es el álbum debut como solista de Jennifer Peterson Hind. Fue el primer álbum que se lanzará por Groundwork Records, que ella co fundó junto con Jace Smith y su esposo, Tom Korbee. Jennifer y Tom escribieron la balada, All I Have to Give .… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 10 Reason — • Article discussing various definitions of the term Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Reason     Reason     † …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 11 Reason — Rea son (r[=e] z n), n. [OE. resoun, F. raison, fr. L. ratio (akin to Goth. ra[thorn]j[=o] number, account, gara[thorn]jan to count, G. rede speech, reden to speak), fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think. Cf. {Arraign}, {Rate}, {Ratio},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 reason — n 1 Reason, ground, argument, proof are comparable when they mean a point or series of points offered or capable of being offered in support of something questioned or disputed. Reason usually implies the need of justification, either to oneself… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 Give — (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 reason — 1. The construction after the reason is can be with that or because: • One reason was that the Kuwaitis wouldn t give anyone a visa, except female print journalists Photography, 1991 • The reason I like the Beatles is because they remind me of… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 give reason for — index enlighten, explain, exposit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 Give Us Your Poor — is a compilation album of 17 exclusive tracks by Bruce Springsteen Pete Seeger, Jon Bon Jovi, Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt, and other stars, many in collaboration with currently or formerly homeless musicians on benefit CD to fight… …

    Wikipedia

  • 17 give someone the creeps — give (someone) the creeps/willies informal to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this. This old house gives me the creeps. I ve never liked spiders they give me the willies …

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  • 18 give someone the willies — give (someone) the creeps/willies informal to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this. This old house gives me the creeps. I ve never liked spiders they give me the willies …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 19 give the creeps — give (someone) the creeps/willies informal to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this. This old house gives me the creeps. I ve never liked spiders they give me the willies …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 20 give the willies — give (someone) the creeps/willies informal to make you feel frightened and anxious, especially when there is no real reason for this. This old house gives me the creeps. I ve never liked spiders they give me the willies …

    New idioms dictionary