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Meaning of ‘cause’
7 definitions found.
any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
Synonyms: causal agent
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Synonyms: effort drive movement campaign crusade
a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
Synonyms: lawsuit suit case causa
a justification for something existing or happening
Example: "We had no cause to complain."
Synonyms: grounds reason
events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
Example: "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
to cause to do
Example: "cause to act in a specified manner"
Synonyms: make get have stimulate induce
to give rise to
Example: "The dictator's harsh suppression of the rebels caused an even greater rebellion."
Synonyms: make do
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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