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Antonyms for cause
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Wiktionary

  1. causeverb

    To set off an event or action.

    The lightning caused thunder.

    Synonyms:
    reason, source

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cause

    The efficient cause, that which makes anything to be or be done, is the common meaning of the word, as in the saying "There is no effect without a cause." Every man instinctively recognizes himself acting through will as the cause of his own actions. The Creator is the Great First Cause of all things. A condition is something that necessarily precedes a result, but does not produce it. An antecedent simply precedes a result, with or without any agency in producing it; as, Monday is the invariable antecedent of Tuesday, but not the cause of it. The direct antonym of cause is effect, while that of antecedent is consequent. An occasion is some event which brings a cause into action at a particular moment; gravitation and heat are the causes of an avalanche; the steep incline of the mountain-side is a necessary condition, and the shout of the traveler may be the occasion of its fall. Causality is the doctrine or principle of causes, causation the action or working of causes. Compare DESIGN; REASON.

    Antonyms:
    consequence, creation, development, effect, end, end, event, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, result

    Synonyms:
    actor, agent, antecedent, author, causality, causation, condition, creator, designer, former, fountain, motive, occasion, origin, originator, power, precedent, reason, reason, source, spring

    Preposition:
    The cause of the disaster; cause for interference.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. causenoun

    Antonyms:
    effect, result, accomplishment, end, production, issue, preventive

    Synonyms:
    source, origin, producer, agent, creator, purpose, inducement, reason, account, principle, motive, object, suit, action

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. causenoun

    events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

    "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"

    Synonyms:
    causal agency, reason, lawsuit, movement, suit, crusade, drive, effort, causa, causal agent, grounds, campaign, case

  2. cause, reason, groundsnoun

    a justification for something existing or happening

    "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"

    Synonyms:
    ground, suit, intellect, causal agency, yard, crusade, drive, effort, causa, evidence, case, campaign, reasonableness, movement, curtilage, reason, rationality, grounds, lawsuit, understanding, causal agent

  3. campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effortnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    political campaign, motility, driveway, thrust, exertion, case, reason, movement, apparent motion, private road, exploit, elbow grease, motion, attempt, causal agent, driving force, move, apparent movement, grounds, front, bowel movement, driving, bm, causa, military campaign, travail, crusade, trend, feat, endeavour, drive, parkway, social movement, sweat, safari, ride, run, campaign, drift, try, hunting expedition, effort, causal agency, lawsuit, endeavor, suit

  4. causal agent, cause, causal agencynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    reason, effort, lawsuit, suit, movement, causal agency, grounds, crusade, causa, causal agent, campaign, drive, case

  5. lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causaverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    crusade, type, font, instance, pillow slip, case, reason, courting, eccentric, guinea pig, fount, casing, character, event, grounds, subject, example, drive, courtship, causa, suit of clothes, slip, compositor's case, wooing, caseful, grammatical case, causal agent, face, showcase, vitrine, movement, display case, campaign, sheath, typeface, typesetter's case, effort, causal agency, lawsuit, suit, pillowcase, shell

  6. cause, do, makeverb

    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

    "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"

    Synonyms:
    wee-wee, take, hit, bring in, construct, draw, stool, have, lay down, piddle, hold, piss, act, constitute, do, earn, reach, answer, make believe, micturate, get to, make water, shit, defecate, get along, arrange, name, pass water, practice, execute, stimulate, behave, progress to, create, crap, practise, take a shit, pretend, cook, gain, dress, ready, serve, establish, suffice, realize, make out, coiffure, make up, perform, give, attain, pull in, set, induce, form, pee, make, wee, ca-ca, get, prepare, coiffe, take in, score, build, coif, throw, arrive at, pee-pee, relieve oneself, spend a penny, puddle, take a crap, clear, produce, exercise, nominate, come, take a leak, urinate, fare, manage, work, fix, realise, seduce

  7. induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pee-pee, take, hit, bring in, make, construct, mystify, experience, provoke, draw, stool, stupefy, have, lay down, piddle, hold, become, sustain, ready, pose, piss, receive, constitute, crap, scram, pass water, do, consume, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, get to, hasten, shit, fix, pay back, suffer, spend a penny, stick, seduce, make water, set about, bring forth, get down, arrive, name, pretend, cook, incur, deliver, wee-wee, gain, make up, contract, excite, grow, induct, attain, dumbfound, beat, start, set out, birth, micturate, realize, create, arrest, accept, develop, shake, give, bring, bewilder, pull in, perk up, induce, form, reach, buzz off, catch, defecate, pee, let, feature, obtain, beget, rush, flummox, wee, ca-ca, arouse, get, generate, prepare, capture, have got, find, amaze, mother, baffle, take a shit, score, start out, convey, build, vex, give birth, aim, throw, perplex, arrive at, bring on, make believe, gravel, begin, relieve oneself, fetch, stir, father, bear, get under one's skin, energise, energize, puddle, take a crap, puzzle, clear, produce, earn, establish, own, nominate, acquire, come, progress to, take a leak, pay off, brace, possess, bugger off, urinate, ingest, take in, work, shake up, realise, nonplus, commence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. causenoun

    Synonyms:
    origin, source, motive, incitement, inducement, incentive

    Associated words:
    ætiology, etiology, teleology, etiological, causation, causative, causality

  2. causeverb

    Synonyms:
    occasion, induce, effect, originate

Editors Contribution

  1. repercussion

    reason for the action

    Submitted by anonymous on April 21, 2020  

How to use cause in a sentence?

  1. Jurgita Pe?i?rien?:

    In order to have effective laws and coordinated policies based on evidence, it needs to start at education, our actions must not focus only on prosecution but on the prevention of violence in general against women, the prevention of rape and also combating the root cause of gender inequality.

  2. Yahoo Inc:

    It is reasonably possible that changes in judgments... could cause the company to consider some portion or all of the remaining goodwill of the Tumblr reporting unit to become impaired.

  3. Diana Buttu:

    I think the leadership is different from the people, on a people level, the support is there because it's a just cause.

  4. Stephen Worrell:

    Oil prices continue to move lower, which is a cause of concern for some in the United States. But it's actually a very good thing for Japan. Many equity rallies have followed periods where there have been sharp declines in oil prices.

  5. Ned Sharpless:

    Based on our testing of samples to date, there does not appear to be one product or substance involved in all of the cases. It may be there is more than one cause to this outbreak, we do know that THC is present in most of the samples tested to date.

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