Meaning of 'cause'

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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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