Cause

  • 41 cause*/*/*/ — [kɔːz] noun I 1) [C] an event, thing, or person that makes something happen The cause of death was found to be a heart attack.[/ex] an essay on the causes of the First World War[/ex] 2) [C/U] a reason for behaving in a particular way, or for… …

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  • 42 cause — An action or suit. 1 Am J2d Actions § 4; including a criminal prosecution. Anno: 20 ALR 606; a cause of action; a consideration; motive; origin; that which produces or effects a result, even though unintended. United States v Weisman, (CA2 NY) 83 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 43 cause — n. & v. n. 1 a that which produces an effect, or gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition. b a person or thing that occasions something. c a reason or motive; a ground that may be held to justify something (no cause for complaint). 2 a… …

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  • 44 cause — [[t]kɔz[/t]] n. v. caused, caus•ing 1) a person that acts or a thing that occurs so as to produce a specific result: the cause of the accident[/ex] 2) the reason or motive for some action: a cause for rejoicing[/ex] 3) good or sufficient reason:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 45 cause — {{11}}cause (n.) early 13c., from L. causa a cause; a reason; interest; judicial process, lawsuit, of unknown origin. Cause célèbre celebrated legal case is 1763, from French. {{12}}cause (v.) late 14c., from Fr. causer to cause, from M.L.… …

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  • 46 cause — 1. noun 1) the cause of the fire Syn: source, root, origin, beginning(s), starting point; mainspring, base, basis, foundation, fountainhead; originator, author, creator, producer, agent Ant …

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  • 47 cause — be·cause; cause; cause·less; con·cause; cause·way; cause·less·ly; …

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  • 48 cause — 1. noun 1) the cause of the fire Syn: source, root, origin, beginning(s), starting point, originator, author, creator, agent 2) there is no cause for alarm Syn: reason, ground …

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  • 49 cause — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin causa Date: 13th century 1. a. a reason for an action or condition ; motive b. something that brings about an effect or a result c. a person or thing that is the occasion of an… …

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  • 50 Cause —          MALRAUX (André)     Bio express : Écrivain et homme politique français (1901 1976)     «Une guerre peut être juste quand elle sert une cause noble. Les armées ne sont animées d aucune justice parce qu elles sont des instruments qui… …

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  • 51 cause — [13] Cause comes via Old French cause from Latin causa, which as well as ‘reason’ meant ‘law suit’; this was carried over into English legal language (it survives in terms such as cause list ‘list of cases to be tried’) and its use in expressions …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 52 cause — /kɔz / (say kawz) noun 1. that which produces an effect; the thing, person, etc., from which something results. 2. the ground of any action or result; reason; motive. 3. good or sufficient reason: *she frets without cause. –christina stead, 1944 …

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  • 53 cause — [13] Cause comes via Old French cause from Latin causa, which as well as ‘reason’ meant ‘law suit’; this was carried over into English legal language (it survives in terms such as cause list ‘list of cases to be tried’) and its use in expressions …

    Word origins

  • 54 cause — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, achieve, act, action, activity, agency, agent, ambition, antecedent, aspiration, author, basis, be productive, bear, beget, belief, bind, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring on, bring… …

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  • 55 'cause — [[t]kəz[/t]] also cause CONJ SUBORD Cause is an informal way of saying because. 30 families are suffering cause they re out of work. Syn: because …

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  • 56 cause — noun 1》 a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition.     ↘reasonable grounds for a belief or action. 2》 a principle or movement which one is prepared to defend or advocate.     ↘something deserving of support. 3》 a… …

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  • 57 cause — I. n. 1. Origin, original, source, spring, mainspring, efficient cause. 2. Ground, reason, motive, consideration, account, inducement, incentive, incitement. 3. Purpose, object, aim, end, final cause. 4. Undertaking, enterprise, attempt. 5.… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 58 cause — cauve, cause, cauve, cave m. truc; machin ; chose dont on a oublié le nom. Sénher Cause : Monsieur Machin, Monsieur Truc. voir aquò, besonha, engenh, èstre …

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  • 59 cause — 1. noun /kɔːz/ a) The source or reason of an event or action He is fighting for a just cause. b) A goal, aim or principle …

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  • 60 cause — because bicause cause décause recause …

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