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Definition of Cause

Verb: cause  koz

  1. Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    "cause a commotion"; "cause an accident";
    - do, make, engender
     
  2. Make someone or something act in a particular way or do a particular thing
    "The ads caused me to buy a VCR";
    - induce, stimulate, have, get, make
Noun: cause  koz
  1. Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
     
  2. A justification for something existing or happening
    "he had no cause to complain";
    - reason, grounds
     
  3. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    "they worked in the cause of world peace";
    - campaign, crusade, drive, movement, effort
     
  4. Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
    - causal agent, causal agency
     
  5. (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
    "the family brought cause against the landlord";
    - lawsuit, suit, case, causa

See also:
causatives
caused

Anagrams containing the word cause

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