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cause

noun

1 cause

Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something.

Dutch: oorzaak



2 cause

A justification for something existing or happening:
— He had no cause to complain.

synonyms: grounds, reason.

Roget 153: cause, origin, source, principle, element; occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile [Lat.]; vera causa [Lat.]; author etc. (producer) 164; mainspring; ... show more

Dutch: veroorzaken

3 cause

A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end:
— They worked in the cause of world peace.

synonyms: campaign, crusade, drive, effort, movement.

Dutch: aanleiding, doel, kruistocht, reden
Polish: krucjata

4 cause

Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results.

synonyms: causal agency, causal agent.

Dutch: motief, beweegreden, reden, beweeggrond, aanleiding, oorzaak, bewerker, veroorzaker

5 cause

A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.

synonyms: case, causa, lawsuit, suit.

Roget 969: lawsuit, suit, action, cause; litigation; suit in law; dispute etc. 713.    citation, arraignment, prosecution, impeachment; accusation ... show more

Dutch: rechtsgeding, proces, rechtszaak, rechtzaak
Polish: pozew, powództwo

verb

1 cause

Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally:
— Cause a commotion.
— Cause an accident.

synonyms: do, make.

Dutch: leiden, teweegbrengen, veroorzaken

2 cause

Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.

synonyms: get, have, induce, make, stimulate.

Roget 153: be the cause of etc. n .; originate; give origin to, give rise, to, give occasion to; cause, occasion, sow the seeds of, kindle, suscitate; bring on, ... show more

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Dutch: maken, stimuleren


Moby thesaurus: accomplish, achieve, act, action, activity, agency, agent, ambition, antecedent, aspiration, author, basis, be productive, bear, beget, belief, bind, breed, bring about, bring forth ... show more.

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