reasoning

noun
ADJECTIVE
careful, sound
circular, faulty, flawed, specious (formal)
underlying
abstract
practical
logical
deductive, inductive
non-verbal, verbal
ethical, judicial, legal, mathematical, moral, scientific, theological
human
… OF REASONING
piece

a rather confused piece of reasoning

VERB + REASONING
adopt, apply, employ, use

the reasoning adopted by the court

follow, understand

I can't quite follow your reasoning.

accept
reject
explain
REASONING + VERB
apply

The same reasoning applies to the current situation.

be based on

Their reasoning is based on a false analogy.

suggest

This reasoning suggests the education process is simpler than it actually is.

lead sb/sth to sth

I cannot accept the reasoning that led the trial court to its decision.

REASONING + NOUN
process
ability
PREPOSITION
in your reasoning

the circularity in their reasoning

reasoning about

reasoning about art

reasoning behind

Many people challenged the reasoning behind the proposal.

PHRASES
a flaw in your reasoning
a form of reasoning, a kind of reasoning, a line of reasoning

The implication of this line of reasoning is that globalization of capital is destructive.

power of reasoning

She seemed to have lost her powers of reasoning.


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