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cause

Overview of noun cause

1. cause -- (events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash")

2. cause, reason, grounds -- (a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice")

3. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort -- (a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort")

4. causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

5. lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa -- (a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord")


Overview of verb cause

1. cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

2. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")



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