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Synonyms for (noun) cause

Synonyms: causal agency, causal agent, cause Definition: any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

Similar words: physical entity Definition: an entity that has physical existence

Synonyms: movement, campaign, cause, crusade, drive, effort Definition: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end Usage: 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

Similar words: venture Definition: any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

Synonyms: lawsuit, case, causa, cause, suit Definition: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy Usage: the family brought suit against the landlord

Similar words: legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings Definition: (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

Synonyms: reason, grounds, cause Definition: a justification for something existing or happening Usage: he had no cause to complain; they had good reason to rejoice

Similar words: justification Definition: a statement in explanation of some action or belief

Synonyms: cause Definition: events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something Usage: they are trying to determine the cause of the crash

Similar words: origin, origination, inception Definition: an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

Synonyms for (verb) cause

Synonyms: cause, do, make Definition: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally Usage: cause a commotion; make a stir; cause an accident

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor