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    cause - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cause

    (noun) events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    Example Sentence
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
    (noun) a justification for something existing or happening
    Synonyms : grounds , reason
    Example Sentence
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice
    (noun) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    Synonyms : campaign , crusade , drive , effort , movement
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (noun) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results Definition
    (noun) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
    Synonyms : case , causa , lawsuit , suit
    Example Sentence
    • the family brought suit against the landlord
    (verb) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    Synonyms : do , make
    Example Sentence
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident
    (verb) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    Synonyms : get , have , induce , make , stimulate
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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