Definitions for raison d'etreˈreɪ zoʊn ˈdɛ trə, ˈrɛz ɔ̃; ˈreɪ zoʊnz ˈdɛ trə, ˈrɛz ɔ̃

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raison d'etre(noun)

    reason for being

  2. raison d'etre(noun)

    the purpose that justifies a thing's existence

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Werner Baumann:

    Synergies per se are no raison d'etre for organizational structures and businesses.

  2. Ruslan Pukhov:

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO has been searching for a raison d’être ... Now NATO, and especially (the) military staff, are relieved that they can return to the good old times.


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