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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

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

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. Hillary Clinton:

    In retrospect, this didn't turn out to be convenient at all and I regret that this has become such a cause celebre. But that does not change the facts, the facts are stubborn -- what I did was legally permitted.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910:

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

  3. Michael Cohen:

    The guy is a professional agitator, he went there to cause a problem...It's like the guy walking into a bar looking to start a fight.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    These unacceptable actions are cause for alarm.

  5. Martha E. Pollack:

    While we do not yet have definitive answers about the cause of his death, it is already widely known that an unregistered fraternity-sponsored event took place on October 24, that alcohol was served, and that first-year students, including Mr. Tsialas, were in attendance.

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