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reason

1. noun cause, explanation2. noun justification3. noun common sense4. noun mental ability5. verb reach a judgment6. verb argue a case7. verb think rationally
phrases
1 noun cause, explanationcúis fem2  c m ufáth masc3  c m uúdar masc1  c m uthey were all there for the same reason bhí siad ar fad ann ar an gcúis chéanna, bhí an t-údar céanna acu uilig le bheith annfor technical reasons ar chúiseanna teicniúlathere was no reason for it ní raibh cúis ar bith leis, ní raibh údar ar bith leisthey explained the main reasons for the delay mhínigh siad na príomhchúiseanna a bhí leis an moillhe left without giving any reason d'imigh sé gan aon chúis a thabhairtthey understand the reasons behind his decision tuigeann siad an t-údar a bhí lena chinneadh, tuigeann siad an fáth a bhí lena chinneadhthat's one of the reasons why sentences should be short sin ceann de na fáthanna ar cheart d'abairtí a bheith gairidyou don’t need to give us a reason ní gá duit cúis a lua linn 2 noun justificationcúis fem2  c m ufáth masc3  c m uúdar masc1  c m uthey're happy and with good reason tá siad sásta agus cúis mhaith acu, tá siad sásta agus a údar acu, tá siad sásta agus a ábhar acuthey were locked up without any reason cuireadh faoi ghlas iad gan fáth gan ábharthey won't pay the fine, not without reason ní íocfaidh siad an fhíneáil, agus ní gan údar; ní íocfaidh siad an fhíneáil, agus a chúis sin acuit gave me a reason to work spreag sé sin chun oibre méthe reason for granting this application an chúis a bhfuil an t-iarratas seo á cheadúthe only reason she comes here is to read the paper is é an t-aon chúis a dtagann sí anseo ná leis an bpáipéar a léamh
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3 noun common senseciall fem2  c m uréasún masc1  c m uthe voice of reason guth na céille 4 noun mental abilityciall fem2  c m uréasún masc1  c m umeabhair fem5  c m uthey lost all reason chaill siad a gciall ar fad, chuaigh siad glan as a meabhair 5 verb reach a judgment TRANSITIVEdéan amach  c m uwe quickly reasoned that it was happening again ba ghearr gur tuigeadh dúinn go raibh sé ag tarlú arís, ba ghearr gur thángamar ar an tuiscint go raibh sé ag tarlú arís 6 verb argue a case TRANSITIVEáitigh verb  c m umaígh verb  c m uhe reasoned that it would be too expensive d'áitigh sé go mbeadh sé róchostasachMonday, he reasoned, would be too soon bheadh an Luan róluath, dar leis 7 verb think rationally INTRANSITIVEréasúnaigh verb  c m usmaoinigh verb  c m umeabhraigh verb  c m u
phrases

all the more reason for sth

(also

all the more reason to do sth

) all the more reason to try it cúis níos fearr fós le triail a bhaint as

by reason of

mar gheall arde bharrhe was refused by reason of his age diúltaíodh é mar gheall ar a aois

for one reason or another

ar chúis amháin nó ar chúis eile

for reasons best known to yourself

he did it for reasons best known to himself aige féin is fearr a fhios cén fáth a ndearna sé é

for reasons beyond our control

ar chúiseanna nach bhfuil aon neart againn féin orthu

for reasons of

mar gheall arde bharrthey cut his articles for reasons of space gearrann siad a chuid alt mar gheall ar chúrsaí spáisfor reasons of practicality ar chúiseanna praiticiúlahe wore a helmet for reasons of safety chaith sé clogad ar chúiseanna sábháilteachtahe did it for reasons of his own bhí a chúiseanna féin aige é a dhéanamh

for some reason

ar chúis éiginar ábhar éigin

give me one good reason

inis dom cén fáthabair liom cad ina thaobhgive me one good reason why I should vote for them inis dom cad chuige ó Dhia anuas ar cheart dom vótáil dóibh

to have your reasons

do chúis féin a bheith agathe had his reasons for resigning bhí a chúis féin aige le héirí as

to have reason to believe

(also

there's reason to believe

) they have reason to believe you've committed an offence tá cúis mhaith acu a shíleadh go ndearna tú coir, tá údar maith acu a cheapadh go ndearna tú coirwe have no reason to believe that she's sick níl cúis ar bith againn a shíleadh go bhfuil sí tinn, níl aon údar againn a cheapadh go bhfuil sí tinn

it stands to reason

luíonn sé le réasúnluíonn sé le ciallis léirit stands to reason that he won't resign luíonn sé le réasún nach n-éireoidh sé as

to listen to reason

he wouldn't listen to reason ní fhéadfaí ciall a chur ann, ní fhéadfaí comhairle a chur airthat'll make her listen to reason cuirfidh sé sin ciall inti

no reason

informalcúis ar bithfáth ar bith'Why do you ask?' 'No reason.' 'Cén chúis atá agat leis an gceist?' 'Cúis ar bith.'; 'Cén fáth a bhfuil tú á fhiafraí?' 'Fáth ar bith.'

to see reason

can you make him see reason? an féidir leatsa ciall a chur ann?she finally saw reason tháinig ciall chuici faoi dheireadh

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