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Wiktionary

  1. causeverb

    because

    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. causenoun

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

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. causenoun

    Synonyms:
    origin, original, source, spring, mainspring

  2. causenoun

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

  3. causenoun

    Synonyms:
    purpose, object, aim, final cause

  4. causenoun

    Synonyms:
    effort, undertaking, enterprise

  5. causenoun

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

  6. causeverb

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

  7. causeverb

    Synonyms:
    effect, bring about

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

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How to use cause in a sentence?

  1. Chris Nocco:

    We had an instance the other day where a mother and her 14-year-old daughter overdosed. We’re scared for our law enforcement officers, our firefighters, our canines, you know, one time they're out there trying to save somebody's life. You know, even just, you know, trying to resuscitate somebody back, you know, can cause them to overdose also, you've taken a poison, and you magnified it 20 to 100 times. So you're, you know, basically going to be destroying people the first time they take it.

  2. La Bruyere:

    No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.

  3. Stephen Threlkeld:

    I think that's what people have forgotten : Just because something is a little less likely in a given person to cause severe disease, there are so many more people who've contracted this infection that you're going to have a lot of people who are ill.

  4. Jay Cowin:

    It's full of polyunsaturated fatty acids like Omega-6, which can cause inflammation and liver damage, when buying cooking oils, it's important to know and understand that we need a balance of Omega 3 and 6 fats in our diet; so consuming disproportionate amounts of either one can imbalance the system.

  5. Hiral Sanghavi:

    They did n’t know that it is very different from ecommerce, they thought, it’s promising a November delivery, so it would deliver right about that time. They fail to understand that it is a startup, that there are some unforeseen circumstances which could cause delays.


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