Definitions for cause

Definitions for (noun) cause

Main entry: causal agency, causal agent, cause

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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: reason, grounds, cause

Definition: a justification for something existing or happening

Usage: he had no cause to complain; they had good reason to rejoice

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (verb) cause

Main entry: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: 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

Main entry: 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

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