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  Definition of cause
  1. any entity that causes events to happen
  2. 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
  3. 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"
  4. a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
  5. events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
  6. 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"
  7. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
Similar Words: causal agent, causal agency, campaign, crusade, drive, movement, effort, lawsuit, suit, case, causa, reason, grounds, induce, stimulate, have, get, make, do

 

Hyponyms: person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul, agent, nature, supernatural, occult, first cause, prime mover, primum mobile, Destiny, Fate, catalyst, deus ex machina, operator, manipulator, power, force, vital principle, life principle, engine, cause of death, killer, danger, advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz, anti-war movement, consumerism, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign, ecumenical movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's lib, gay liberation movement, gay lib, lost cause, reform, war, youth movement, youth crusade, civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit, moot, paternity suit, bastardy proceeding, antecedent, etiology, aetiology, factor, producer, mutagenesis, decide, persuade, bring, solicit, encourage, let, lead, prompt, inspire, instigate, suborn, compel, oblige, obligate, determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate, initiate, pioneer, effect, effectuate, bring about, set up, make, occasion, provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up, engender, breed, spawn, motivate, actuate, propel, move, incite, impel, facilitate

 

Derivational Morphology: do, make, induce, stimulate, have, get, drive, aim, tug, labor, labour, push, repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back, force, ram, crusade, fight, press, campaign, agitate, action, sue, litigate, process, causing, causation, reason, grounds, causal agent, causal agency, stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input, incentive, inducement, motivator, trigger, induction, initiation, persuader, inducer, inducing

 

Anagrams: sauce

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: veroorzaken   Finnish: aiheuttaa  
German: verursachen   Greek: προκαλώ  
Hebrew: לגרום   Icelandic: valda  
Ido: igar   Portuguese: causar  
Russian: причинять   Slovene: povzročiti  
Spanish: causar  
 
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