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Definitions of cause

  1. To produce; to bring about. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To bring about; produce. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To produce; effect; compel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Sake; interest; advantage. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To effect or produce; to occasion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. (law) 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; - usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. That which produces or contributes to a result; in law, ground for action; motive; reason; a side or party; as, the cause of right; a suit or action in court. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. That by or through which anything is done: inducement: a legal action. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. That which produces an effect; reason; object sought; legal action. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. That which produces anything or event. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A reason; purpose; aim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A great enterprise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A lawsuit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. That which produces an effect, or contributes to it; that which always precedes an effect; reason; motive; the object sought; sake; subject in debate; case; a legal action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Abbreviation of Because. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Causeless. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for cause

  1. But since she lives, Though you speak well, yet have I cause for fear. – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  2. Our return to this house is perhaps the cause – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
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