Dictionary Results for cause


1. cause - noun

· events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"

Hypernym(s): origin, origination, inception




2. cause - noun

· a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"

Synonym(s): reason, grounds

Hypernym(s): justification




3. cause - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): campaign, crusade, drive, movement, effort

Hypernym(s): venture




4. cause - noun

· any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

Synonym(s): causal_agent, causal_agency

Hypernym(s): physical_entity




5. cause - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): lawsuit, suit, case, causa

Hypernym(s): proceeding, legal_proceeding, proceedings




6. cause - verb

· give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"

Synonym(s): do, make

Hypernym(s): make, create




7. cause - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): induce, stimulate, have, get, make





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