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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyreason with
he/she/itreasons with
present participlereasoning with
past tensereasoned with
past participlereasoned with
  1. reason with someone to try to persuade someone to do something by explaining why you think it is sensible

    It’s no use trying to reason with people like that.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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