HyperDic: cause

English > 7 senses of the word cause:
NOUNeventcauseevents that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
communicationcause, reason, groundsa justification for something existing or happening
actcause, campaign, crusade, drive, movement, efforta series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
Topscause, causal agent, causal agencyany entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
actcause, lawsuit, suit, case, causaa comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
VERBcreationcause, do, makegive rise to
communicationcause, induce, stimulate, have, get, makecause to do
cause > pronunciation
Soundskaa'z; kao'z
Rhymesbaas ... vase: 5 rhymes with aaz...
applause ... tropopause: 8 rhymes with aoz...
English > cause: 7 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningevents that provide the generative force that is the origin of something.
Example"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
NarrowerantecedentA preceding occurrence or cause or event
etiology, aetiologyThe cause of a disease
factorAnything that contributes causally to a result
mutagenesisAn event capable of causing a mutation
producerSomething that produces / produces / produces / produces / produces
Broaderorigin, origination, inceptionAn event that is a beginning
Spanishcausa
Catalancausa
Adjectivescausalinvolving or constituting a cause
Verbscausecause to do
causegive rise to
English > cause: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA justification for something existing or happening.
Example"he had no cause to complain"
Synonymsreason, grounds
BroaderjustificationA statement in explanation of some action or belief
Spanishcausa, fundamento, motivo, razón
Catalancausa, motiu, raó
Adjectivescausalinvolving or constituting a cause
Verbscausecause to do
causegive rise to
English > cause: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.
Example "they worked in the cause of world peace"
Synonymscampaign, crusade, drive, movement, effort
Narroweradvertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitzAn organized program of advertisements
anti-war movementA campaign against entering or continuing a war
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaignThe campaign of a candidate to be elected
charm campaignA campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
consumerismA movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement, women's libThe movement aimed at equal rights for women
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effortA campaign to raise money for some cause
gay liberation movement, gay libThe movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
lost causeA defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
reformA campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
warA concerted campaign to end something that is injurious
youth movement, youth crusadePolitical or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
BroaderventureAny venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
Spanishcampaña, causa, cometido, cruzada, empeño, misión, movimiento
Catalancampanya, causa, moviment
English > cause: 7 senses > noun 4, Tops
MeaningAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results.
Synonymscausal agent, causal agency
NarroweragentAn active and efficient cause
agentA substance that exerts some force or effect
catalystSomething that causes an important event to happen
cause of death, killerThe causal agent resulting in death
dangerA cause of pain or injury or loss
destiny, fateThe ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
deus ex machinaAny active agent who appears unexpectedly / unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty
engineSomething used to achieve a purpose
first cause, prime mover, primum mobileAn agent that is the cause of all things but does not itself have a cause
natureA causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
operator, manipulatorAn agent that operates some apparatus or machine
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
power, forceOne possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
supernatural, occultsupernatural forces and events and beings collectively
theurgyThe effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs
vital principle, life principleA hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
Broaderphysical entityAn entity that has physical existence
Spanishagente causal, causa
Catalanagent causal, causa
Adjectivescausalinvolving or constituting a cause
Verbscausecause to do
causegive rise to
English > cause: 7 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
Synonymslawsuit, suit, case, causa
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowercivil suitA lawsuit alleging violations / violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suitA lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large / large / large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuitA suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suitA lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
mootA hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
paternity suit, bastardy proceedingA lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support / support of the child once paternity is determined)
Broaderproceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Spanishacción, caso, causa, demanda, juicio, litigio, pleito, proceso judicial, proceso, querella
Catalancas, causa, demanda, judici, litigi, plet
English > cause: 7 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaninggive rise to; cause to happen / happen / happen or occur, not always intentionally.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "cause a commotion"
  • "cause an accident"
Synonymsdo, make
Narrowerdetermine, shape, mold, influence, regulateshape or influence
effect, effectuate, set upproduce
engender, breed, spawnCall forth
facilitateincrease the likelihood of (a response)
impel, forceurge or force (a person) to an action
initiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
makecompel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteGive an incentive for action / action
occasionGive occasion to
provoke, evoke, call forth, kick upEvoke or provoke to appear or occur
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishcausar, hacer, ocasionar, producir, provocar
Catalanfer, ocasionar, provocar
Adjectivescausativeproducing an effect
Nounscausationthe act of causing something to happen / happen
causeany entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
causea justification for something existing or happening
causeevents that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
English > cause: 7 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningCause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey cause him to write the letter
Synonymsinduce, stimulate, have, get, make
Narrowerbringinduce or persuade
compel, oblige, obligateForce somebody to do something
decideCause to decide
encouragespur on
leadCause to undertake a certain action / action
letactively cause something to happen / happen / happen / happen
persuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
prompt, inspire, instigateServe as the inciting cause of
solicitincite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination
suborninduce to commit perjury or give false testimony
Spanishcausar, estimular, hacer, incentivar, inducir, ocasionar, producir, provocar
Catalancausar, estimular, fer, incentivar, induir, ocasionar, provocar
Adjectivescausativeproducing an effect
Nounscausationthe act of causing something to happen / happen
causeany entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
causea justification for something existing or happening
causeevents that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

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