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What does "Cause" mean?

Definition

(conj.) Abbreviation of Because (n.) To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb (v.) A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action (v.) Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general (v.) Sake; interest; advantage (v.) That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing (v.) That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist (v.) The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain (v. i.) To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse


Synonyms get, have, do, drive, make, suit, case, reason, effort, induce, campaign, movement, stimulate, crusade, lawsuit, grounds, causa, causal agency, causal agent


Example: "He had no cause to complain" Example: "They are trying to determine the cause of the crash" Example: "They worked in the cause of world peace" Example: "Cause a commotion"


Word Family causation, causative, caused, causes, causing