Synonyms for cause
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes
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.
The cause of the disaster; cause for interference.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes
Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 8 votes
events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
cause, reason, groundsnoun
a justification for something existing or happening
"he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
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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"
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causal agent, cause, causal agencynoun
any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
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"
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cause, do, makeverb
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
"cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
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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"
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according to adelaide, south australia advertiser braingains crossword set off is to cause
his actions were to cause a domino effect
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We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time. On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole. On the other hand, one of the ways of working for world peace is to work for more inner peace, because world peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.
We are here to advance the cause of women and to advance the cause of democracy and to make it absolutely clear that the two are inseparable. There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.
In this case, we don't yet know the cause of the unusual deployment and we don't yet have detailed information, so we are instructing the carmaker to determine the cause and report back as soon as possible.
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family, millions of dollars of mounting legal bills, endless personal attacks designed to cause maximum damage to family and friends. Legal harassment of colleagues, friends and campaign workers and it's clear that for the forces that oppose us, there is no end in sight. I can not allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people that I love.
Translations for cause
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- повод, кауза, причина, причинявам, предизвиквамBulgarian
- causaCatalan, Valencian
- způsobit, příčina, zapříčinitCzech
- achos, achosiWelsh
- Anlass, Grund, Ursache, Sache, verursachen, auslösenGerman
- λόγος, σκοπός, αιτία, προκαλώGreek
- kaŭzo, kaŭziEsperanto
- causar, causaSpanish
- ajend, alusEstonian
- syy, aiheuttaa, saada aikaan, juuri, lähde, tarkoitusFinnish
- cause, causer, raisonFrench
- adhbhar, adhbharaichScottish Gaelic
- סיבה, מטרה, גרםHebrew
- lakòzHaitian Creole
- efektigar, kauzigar, igarIdo
- málstaður, orsök, valdaIcelandic
- causa, causare, produrre, provocare, ottenereItalian
- 原因となる, 原因, 引き起こすJapanese
- causa, creo, ratioLatin
- UrsaachLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pagrindas, priežastisLithuanian
- cēlonis, iemeslsLatvian
- oorzaak, reden, doel, veroorzaken, aanleidingDutch
- forårsakeNorwegian Nynorsk
- fazer, causa, causarPortuguese
- cauză, pricinuiRomanian
- дело, причинять, вызывать, причина, основание, производить, заставлятьRussian
- svr̀ha, stvar, princip, cȋlj, razlog, ùzrokSerbo-Croatian
- vzrok, razlog, stvar, povzročitiSlovene
- förorsaka, grund, orsaka, orsakSwedish
- sebep, neden, uğratmakTurkish
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