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Synonyms for cause
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cause(noun)

    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, grounds(noun)

    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, 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"

    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 agency(noun)

    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, 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"

    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, make(verb)

    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, 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"

    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

Wiktionary

  1. cause(verb)

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cause(n)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cause(n.)

    Synonyms:
    origin, original, source, spring, mainspring

  2. cause(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ground, reason, motive, consideration, account, inducement, incentive, incitement, efficient cause

  3. cause(n.)

    Synonyms:
    purpose, object, aim, final cause

  4. cause(n.)

    Synonyms:
    effort, undertaking, enterprise

  5. cause(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) suit, action, case, trial

  6. cause(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    produce, create, originate, occasion, give rise to, bring into existence

  7. cause(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    effect, bring about

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cause(n)

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

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

  2. cause(v)

    Synonyms:
    occasion, induce, effect, originate

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How to use cause in a sentence?

  1. Ken Parker:

    This student’s unsupervised presence on campus would pose a risk to his personal safety and would cause a substantial disruption of, and material interference with, the university’s learning environment, as well as the rights and safety of other students, staff and faculty, thus, he will be prohibited from entering campus, except for his next hearing, for which he will be required to have a police escort.

  2. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    Of course, an important point is to express China's clear position to North Korea. We don't want to see anything happen that could cause further tensions.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    If he wins, he will hijack the conservative cause, everyone running for president on the Republican side, as it relates to Donald Trump, is in the witness protection program.

  4. Ken Peters:

    You have a billion-dollar industry suing local church pastors that arent wealthy at all, for singing and peaceably assembly, weve been running for two years. Weve never been cited. Wedont cause destruction. We dont loot. We dont riot. We literally go to Planned Parenthood and we hold church once a month.

  5. Jeff Kirschner:

    It's important to quantify and qualify - or as we call it 'fingerprint' - exactly what's lying on our streets, once you have the root cause of the problem, that allows you to pave the path to a solution.


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