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