Mind vs. Reason

Mind vs. Reason — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Mind and Reason

Mindnoun

The faculty of a human or other animal by which it thinks, perceives, feels, remembers, or desires

studying the relation between the brain and the mind.

Reasonnoun

The basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction

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Mindnoun

A person of great mental ability

the great minds of the century.

Reasonnoun

A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction

What reasons did she give for leaving?.

Mindnoun

Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection

I'll bear the problem in mind.

Reasonnoun

A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred

The reason for the building's collapse is unknown.

Mindnoun

Opinion or sentiment

He changed his mind when he heard all the facts.

Reasonnoun

(Logic) A premise, usually the minor premise, of an argument.

Mindnoun

Desire or inclination

She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert.

Reasonnoun

The capacity for logical, rational, and analytic thought; intelligence

"Most of us would like to believe that when we say something is right or wrong, we are using our powers of reason alone" (Carl Zimmer).

Mindnoun

Focus of thought; attention

I can't keep my mind on work.

Reasonnoun

The limit of what is reasonable

"It is a curious thing that, when a man hates or loves beyond reason, he is ready to go beyond reason to gratify his feelings" (Rudyard Kipling).

Mindnoun

A healthy mental state; sanity

losing one's mind.

Reasonnoun

A normal mental state; sanity

He has lost his reason.

Mindnoun

The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup

the criminal mind.the public mind.

Reasonverb

To determine or conclude by logical thinking

The doctor reasoned that the patient had a virus.

Mindnoun

(Philosophy) The phenomena of intelligence, cognition, or consciousness, regarded as a material or immaterial aspect of reality.

Reasonverb

To persuade or dissuade (someone) with reasons

"You boast ... of having reasoned him out of his absurd romance" (William Makepeace Thackeray).

Mindverb

To pay attention to

Mind closely what I tell you.

Reasonverb

To use the faculty of reason; think logically

What would lead you to reason so?.

Mindverb

To be careful about

Mind the icy sidewalk!.

Reasonverb

To talk or argue logically and persuasively

tried to reason with her son to eat a good breakfast.

Mindverb

To heed in order to obey

The children minded their babysitter.

Reasonverb

(Obsolete) To engage in conversation or discussion.

Mindverb

To take care or charge of; look after

We minded the children while their parents went out.

Reasonnoun

A cause:

Mindnoun

The ability for rational thought.

Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.

Reasonnoun

That which causes something: an efficient cause, a proximate cause.

The reason this tree fell is that it had rotted.

Mindnoun

The ability to be aware of things.

There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.

Reasonnoun

A motive for an action or a determination.

The reason I robbed the bank was that I needed the money.If you don't give me a reason to go with you, I won't.

Mindnoun

The ability to remember things.

My mind just went blank.

Reasonnoun

An excuse: a thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinion; that which is offered or accepted as an explanation.

Mindnoun

The ability to focus the thoughts.

I can’t keep my mind on what I’m doing.

Reasonnoun

(uncountable) Rational thinking (or the capacity for it); the cognitive faculties, collectively, of conception, judgment, deduction and intuition.

Mankind should develop reason above all other virtues.

Mindnoun

Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.

He was one of history’s greatest minds.

Reasonnoun

(obsolete) Something reasonable, in accordance with thought; justice.

Mindnoun

Judgment, opinion, or view.

He changed his mind after hearing the speech.

Reasonnoun

Ratio; proportion.

Mindnoun

Desire, inclination, or intention.

She had a mind to go to Paris.I have half a mind to do it myself.

Reasonverb

(intransitive) To deduce or come to a conclusion by being rational

Mindnoun

A healthy mental state.

I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do herebynb...You are losing your mind.

Reasonverb

(intransitive) To perform a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to argue.

Mindnoun

(philosophy) The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, perception, affectivity, judgement, thinking, and will are based.

The mind is a process of the brain.

Reasonverb

(intransitive) To converse; to compare opinions.

Mindverb

To remember.

Reasonverb

(transitive) To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss.

I reasoned the matter with my friend.

Mindverb

To attend to, concern oneself with, heed, be mindful of.

You should mind your own business.

Reasonverb

To support with reasons, as a request.

Mindverb

(originally and chiefly in negative or interrogative constructions) To dislike, to object to; to be bothered by.

I wouldn't mind an ice cream right now.

Reasonverb

(transitive) To persuade by reasoning or argument.

to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan

Mindverb

To look after, to take care of, especially for a short period of time.

Would you mind my bag for me?

Reasonverb

To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons.

to reason down a passion

Mindverb

To make sure, to take care (that).

Mind you don't knock that glass over.

Reasonverb

To find by logical process; to explain or justify by reason or argument.

to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon'''

Mindverb

To be careful about.

Reasonnoun

a rational motive for a belief or action;

the reason that war was declaredthe grounds for their declaration

Mindverb

Used to make something you have said less strong.

I'm not very healthy—I do eat fruit sometimes, mind.

Reasonnoun

an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon;

the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

Mindverb

(obsolete) To have in mind; to intend.

Reasonnoun

the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;

we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Mindverb

(obsolete) To put in mind; to remind.

Reasonnoun

the state of having good sense and sound judgment;

his rationality may have been impairedhe had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions

Mindnoun

that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason;

his mind wanderedI couldn't get his words out of my head

Reasonnoun

a justification for something existing or happening;

he had no cause to complainthey had good reason to rejoice

Mindnoun

recall or remembrance;

it came to mind

Reasonnoun

a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion;

there is reason to believe he is lying

Mindnoun

an opinion formed by judging something;

he was reluctant to make his judgment knownshe changed her mind

Reasonverb

decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion;

We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

Mindnoun

an important intellectual;

the great minds of the 17th century

Reasonverb

present reasons and arguments

Mindnoun

attention;

don't pay him any mind

Reasonverb

think logically;

The children must learn to reason

Mindnoun

your intention; what you intend to do;

he had in mind to see his old teacherthe idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

Mindnoun

knowledge and intellectual ability;

he reads to improve his mindhe has a keen intellect

Mindverb

be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by;

I don't mind your behavior

Mindverb

be concerned with or about something or somebody

Mindverb

be in charge of or deal with;

She takes care of all the necessary arrangements

Mindverb

pay close attention to; give heed to;

Heed the advice of the old men

Mindverb

be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;

Beware of telephone salesmen

Mindverb

keep in mind