Definition of CAUSE

noun : CAUSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : CAUSE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" ;

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