Vernunft, acceptable, accomplishment, account, admissibility, advise with, aim, air, allegorization, ambition, analyze, answer, antecedent, apologia, apology, apply reason
, argument, argumentum, ascertainment, aspiration, balance, bargain, basis, because of, brain, brains, by reason
of, by virtue of, calculate, call, call in, calling, canvass, case, cause, cerebrate, clarification, clearing up, cogitate, collect, collogue, comment upon, common sense, compare notes, conceive, conception, conceptualize, conclude, confer, confer with, cons, consider, consideration, consult, consult with, contact with reality, controvert, convince, cool head, coolheadedness, coolness, counsel, cracking, deal with, debate, decipherment, decoding, deduce, deduction, deductive reasoning, defence, deliberate, deliberate upon, demonstration, demythologization, denouement, derive, determinant, determination, discourse, discourse about, discourse of reason
, discursive reason
, discuss, discuss with, disentanglement, dissuade, draw a conclusion, draw an inference, due sense of, due to, editing, elenchus, elucidation, emendation, end, end result, enlightenment, entertain ideas, esprit, estimate, euhemerism, examine, exchange observations, exchange views, excuse, exegesis, exemplification, exercise the mind, explanation, explication, exposition, expounding, extract, fetch, figure out, find, finding, finding-out, fitting, form ideas, foundation, gather, generalize, glean, go into, goal, good reason
, good sense, gray matter, ground, grounds, guiding light, guiding star, handle, have conversations, head, headpiece, healthy mind, hold conference, horse sense, hypothesize, ideal, ideate, ignoratio elenchi, illumination, illustration, induce, induction, inductive reasoning, infer, inference, insight, inspiration, intellect, intellection, intellectual faculty, intellectualize, intelligence, intention, interpretation, investigate, issue, judgement, justifiability, justifiable, justification, justness, knock around, level head, levelheadedness, light, lodestar, logic, logical thought, logicality, logicalize, logicalness, logicize, lucid interval, lucidity, mainspring, marbles, material basis, matter, mens, mental balance, mental capacity, mental equilibrium, mental health, mental hygiene, mental poise, mentality, mind, motive, negotiate, normalcy, normality, normalness, nous, object, objective, occasion, on account of, outcome, owing to, palaver, parley, pass under review, percipience, perspicacity, persuade, philosophize, philosophy, plaidoyer, plain sense, plausibility, plea, plead with, pleading, point, power of reason
, powwow, practical mind, practical wisdom, practicality, pretense, pretext, prevail upon, principle, proof, proper, pros, pros and cons, provide a rationale, psyche, purpose, put heads together, rap, ratio, ratiocination, rational, rational ground, rationale, rationalism, rationality, rationalization, rationalize, rationalizing, reason
the point, reason
with, reasonability, reasonable, reasonableness, reasoning, reasoning faculty, reckon, refer to, reflect, refutation, resolution, resolving, result, review, riddling, right, right mind, sake, sanemindedness, saneness, sanity, score, sense, senses, sensible, sensibleness, sift, simplification, sit down together, sit down with, smarts, sober senses, sober-mindedness, soberness, sobriety, solution, solving, sophistry, sorting out, sound mind, sound sense, soundness, soundness of mind, source, special pleading, specious reasoning, speculate, spring, stated cause, study, substance, sweet reason
, syllogize, take as proved, take counsel, take up, take up with, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, talking point, the big idea, the idea, the whatfor, the wherefore, the why, theorize, think, thresh out, treat, ulterior motive, underlying reason
, understanding, unlocking, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upshot, urge, use reason
, ventilate, vindication, vocation, warrant, wherefore, wholesomeness, why, whyfor, wit, work out, working, working-out
motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action, reason
, ground, call, principle, by end, by purpose, mainspring, primum mobile, keystone, the why and the wherefore, pro and con, reason
why, secret motive, arriere pensee, intention, inducement, consideration, attraction, loadstone, magnet, magnetism, magnetic force, allectation, allective, temptation, enticement, agacerie, allurement, witchery, bewitchment, bewitchery, charm, spell, fascination, blandishment, cajolery, seduction, seducement, honeyed words, voice of the tempter, song of the Sirens forbidden fruit, golden apple, persuasibility, persuasibleness, attractability, impressibility, susceptibility, softness, persuasiveness, attractiveness, tantalization, influence, prompting, dictate, instance, impulse, impulsion, incitement, incitation, press, instigation, provocation, inspiration, persuasion, suasion, encouragement, advocacy, exhortation, advice, solicitation, lobbyism, pull, incentive, stimulus, spur, fillip, whip, goad, ankus, rowel, provocative, whet, dram, bribe, lure, decoy, decoy duck, bait, trail of a red herring, bribery and corruption, sop, sop for Cerberus, prompter, tempter, seducer, seductor, instigator, firebrand, incendiary, Siren, Circe, agent provocateur, lobbyist, impulsive, motive, suasive, suasory, persuasive, persuasory, hortative, hortatory, protreptical, inviting, tempting suasive, suasory, seductive, attractive, fascinating, provocative, induced, disposed, persuadable, spellbound, instinct with, smitten with, infatuated, inspired, by, because, therefore, from this motive, from that motive, for this reason
, for that reason
, for, by reason
of, for the sake of, count of, out of, from, as, forasmuch as, for all the world, on principle, fax mentis incendium gloriae, temptation hath a music for all ears, to beguile many and be beguiled by one.
cause, origin, source, principle, element, occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile, vera causa, author, mainspring, agent, leaven, groundwork, foundation, spring, fountain, well, font, fountainhead, spring head, wellhead, fons et origo, genesis, descent, remote cause, influence, pivot, hinge, turning point, lever, crux, fulcrum, key, proximate cause, causa causans, straw that breaks the camel's back, ground, reason
why, why and wherefore, rationale, occasion, derivation, final cause, les dessous des cartes, undercurrents, rudiment, egg, germ, embryo, bud, root, radix radical, etymon, nucleus, seed, stem, stock, stirps, trunk, tap-root, gemmule, radicle, semen, sperm, nest, cradle, nursery, womb, nidus, birthplace, hotbed, causality, causation, origination, production, caused, causal, original, primary, primitive, primordial, aboriginal, protogenal, radical, embryonic, embryotic, in embryo, in ovo, seminal, germinal, at the bottom of, connate, having a common origin, because, behind the scenes, causa latet vis est notissima, felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.
intellect, mind, understanding, reason
, thinking principle, rationality, cogitative faculties, cognitive faculties, discursive faculties, reasoning faculties, intellectual faculties, faculties, senses, consciousness, observation, percipience, intelligence, intellection, intuition, association of ideas, instinct, conception, judgment, wits, parts, capacity, intellectuality, genius, brains, cognitive powers, intellectual powers, wit, ability, wisdom, Vernunft, Verstand, soul, spirit, ghost, inner man, heart, breast, bosom, penetralia mentis, divina particula aurae, heart's core, the Absolute, psyche, subliminal consciousness, supreme principle, brain, organ of thought, seat of thought, sensorium, sensory, head, headpiece, pate, noddle, noggin, skull, scull, pericranium, cerebrum, cranium, brainpan, sconce, upper story, central processing unit, CPU, arithmetic and logical unit, ALU, metaphysics, psychics, psychology, ideology, mental philosophy, moral philosophy, philosophy of the mind, pneumatology, phrenology, craniology, cranioscopy, ideality, idealism, transcendentalism, spiritualism, immateriality, universal concept, universal conception, metaphysician, psychologist, intellectual, mental, rational, subjective, metaphysical, nooscopic, spiritual, ghostly, psychical, psychological, cerebral, animastic, brainy, hyperphysical, superphysical, subconscious, subliminal, immaterial, endowed with reason
, in petto, ens rationis, frons est animi janua, locos y ninos dicen la verdad, mens sola loco non exulat, my mind is my kingdom, stern men with empires in their brains, the mind, the music breathing from her face, thou living ray of intellectual Fire.
, argue, discuss, debate, dispute, wrangle, argufy, bandy words, bandy arguments, chop logic, hold an argument, carry on an argument, controvert, canvass, comment upon, moralize upon, spiritualize, consider, open a discussion, open a case, try conclusions, join issue, be at issue, moot, come to the point, stir a question, agitate a question, ventilate a question, torture a question, take up a side, take up a case, contend, take one's stand upon, insist, lay stress on, infer, follow from.
intelligence, wisdom, intelligence, capacity, comprehension, understanding, cuteness, sabe, savvy, intellect, nous, parts, sagacity, mother wit, wit, esprit, gumption, quick parts, grasp of intellect, acuteness, acumen, subtlety, penetration, perspicacy, perspicacity, discernment, due sense of, good judgment, discrimination, cunning, refinement, head, brains, headpiece, upper story, long head, eagle eye, eagle- glance, eye of a lynx, eye of a hawk, wisdom, sapience, sense, good sense, common sense, horse sense, plain sense, rationality, reason
, reasonableness, judgment, solidity, depth, profundity, caliber, enlarged views, reach of thought, compass of thought, enlargement of mind, genius, inspiration, geist, fire of genius, heaven-born genius, soul, talent, prudence, vigilance, tact, foresight, sobriety, self-possession, aplomb, ballast, a bright thought, not a bad idea, Solomon-like wisdom, intelligent, quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp, quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, sharp-eyed, sharp sighted, sharp witted, wide- awake, canny, shrewd, astute, clear-headed, farsighted, discerning, perspicacious, penetrating, piercing, argute, quick-witted, nimble-witted, needle-witted, sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack, alive to, clever, arch, pas si bete, acute, wise, sage, sapient, sagacious, reasonable, rational, sound, in one's right mind, sensible, abnormis sapiens, judicious, strong- minded, unprejudiced, unbiased, unbigoted, unprepossessed, undazzled, unperplexed, unwarped judgment, impartial, equitable, fair, cool, cool-headed, long-headed, hardheaded, strong-headed, long- sighted, calculating, thoughtful, reflecting, solid, deep, profound, oracular, heaven-directed, heaven-born, prudent, sober, stand, solid, considerate, politic, wise in one's generation, watchful, provident, in advance of one' age, wise as a serpent, wise as Solomon, wise as Solon, wise, sensible, reasonable, judicious, well- thought-out, well-planned, well-judged, well-advised, prudent, politic, expedient, aut regem aut fatuum nasci oportet, but with the morning cool reflection came, flosculi sententiarum, les affaires font les hommes, mas vale saber que haber, mas vale ser necio que profiadol nemo solus sapit, nosce te, gnothi seauton, nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit, sapere aude, victrix fortunae sapientia.