- Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something.
- usage: "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
- A justification for something existing or happening.
- usage: "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
- A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
- usage: "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"
- Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results.
- A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
- usage: "the family brought suit against the landlord"
- Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.
- usage: "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
- Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.
- usage: "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"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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