Definitions for causekɔz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
causekɔz(n.; v.)caused, caus•ing.
(n.)a person that acts or a thing that occurs so as to produce a specific result:
the cause of the accident.
the reason or motive for some action:
a cause for rejoicing.
good or sufficient reason:
to complain without cause.
a ground of legal action. a case for judicial decision.
a principle, ideal, goal, or movement to which a person or group is dedicated:
the Socialist cause; the human rights cause.
(v.t.)to be the cause of; bring about.
Idioms for cause:
make common cause,to unite in a joint effort.
Origin of cause:
1175–1225; ME (< OF) < L causa reason, sake
'cause*kɔz, kʌz, unstressed kəz(conj.)
Origin of 'cause:
events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
cause, reason, grounds(noun)
a justification for something existing or happening
"he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort(noun)
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"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"
causal agent, cause, causal agency(noun)
any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa(verb)
a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
"the family brought suit against the landlord"
cause, do, make(verb)
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
"cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make(verb)
cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
"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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thing that makes sth happen
the cause of the disease; the Civil War and its causes
the reason sb feels or behaves a particular way
I had good cause to be angry.; There's no cause for worry/alarm/concern.
a group or idea that people support
Opponents started a website for their cause.; Give money to a good cause.
to make happen
What caused the problems?; The heat caused several people to collapse.
The source or reason of an event or action
A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends.
He is fighting for a just cause.
To set off an event or action.
The lightning caused thunder.
To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.
His dogged determination caused the fundraising to be successful.
Origin: From cause, from cause, from causa, in also "a thing". Origin uncertain. See accuse, excuse. Displaced native sake (from sacu), andweorc (from andweorc).
that which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist
that which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing
sake; interest; advantage
a suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action
any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general
the side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain
to effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb
to assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse
abbreviation of Because
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1406
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2153
Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Nouns Frequency: #456
Rank popularity for the word 'cause' in Verbs Frequency: #109
Translations for cause
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something or someone that produces an effect or result
Having no money is the cause of all my misery.
- causaPortuguese (BR)
- die UrsacheGerman
- årsag; grundDanish
- סִיבָּה, גוֹרֵםHebrew
- orsak, grundSwedish
- neden, sebepTurkish
- 起因Chinese (Trad.)
- وجہ ، سبب، باعثUrdu
- nguyên nhânVietnamese
- 起因Chinese (Simp.)
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