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Definitions of cause

  1.   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"
  2.   Sake; interest; advantage.
  3.   To produce: to make to exist: to bring about.
  4.   A great enterprise.
  5.   To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
  6.   A lawsuit.
  7.   That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.
  8.   A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action.
  9.   That which produces or contributes to a result; in law, ground for action; motive; reason; a side or party; as, the cause of right; a suit or action in court.
  10.   Abbreviation of Because.
  11.   Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general.
  12.   To produce; to bring about.
  13.   To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; - usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb.
  14.   That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.
  15.   cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; " 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"
  16.   To effect or produce; to occasion.
  17.   any entity that causes events to happen
  18.   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"
  19.   Causeless.
  20.   That which produces anything or event.
  21.   Anything that produces an effect; the person or thing that brings about or does something; a reason; a motive or inducement that urges or impels; a suit at law; a party or side.
  22.   give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; " cause a commotion"; " make a stir"; " cause an accident"
  23.   The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain.
  24.   That by or through which anything is done: inducement: a legal action.
  25.   To bring about; produce.
  26.   A reason; purpose; aim.
  27.   That which produces an effect; reason; object sought; legal action.
  28.   That which produces an effect or condition; that by which a morbid change or disease is brought about.
  29.   ( law) 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"
  30.   a justification for something existing or happening; " he had no cause to complain"; " they had good reason to rejoice"
  31.   That which produces an effect, or contributes to it; that which always precedes an effect; reason; motive; the object sought; sake; subject in debate; case; a legal action.
  32.   To produce; effect; compel.

Quotes of cause

  1. Obstinacy in a bad cause is but constancy in a good. – Thomas Browne
  2. But if I'm going to cause somebody else discomfort by my actions, then I should probably modify my actions toward them to make them as comfortable as possible. – Max Cannon
  3. I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause – Donald Cargill
  4. One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn't get in cause it was to crowded. – Tommy Chong
  5. We will continue to do all we can to protect the public health against these dietary supplements that have been found to cause serious illness and injury. – Andrew von Eschenbach
  6. I'm trying to make enough money where I can be financially independent and be able to go and just pursue that thing that everybody really needs, just pursue my family and the cause of my family. – Terrence Howard
  7. Those who fight in God's cause will be victorious. – Saddam Hussein
  8. With these men and women who work -for the cause with all their hearts, with cool heads and skilled hands we will master every fate. – Gustav Krupp
  9. And I believe that it becomes a troubled continent because there are those who must always cause confusion so that we do not keep these natural resources. – Miriam Makeba
  10. Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me. – Sun Myung Moon
  11. I don't roll like that but I've never been with a hooker either. Yeah, that's good to say in an interview cause I feel bad a little because people grew up watching me and that's a little disturbing. – Bob Saget
  12. I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good. – Yakov Smirnoff
  13. Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey? – Roger Wicker
  14. Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune. – Alexander Woollcott
  15. I want it understood that all these men fought for principle, not for plunder, and that they were true -hearted, honorable soldiers, fighting for what they esteemed was a righteous cause – Cole Younger

Usage examples for cause

  1. But since she lives, Though you speak well, yet have I cause for fear. ” – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  2. “ I thought we had agreed- that nothing- nothing- was to come before the Cause – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. You were the opportunity, not the cause – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  4. We want it to be on a special subject- a subject which is likely to cause attention. ” – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  5. “ " Our cause is a just one," said Blair. ” – White Fire by John Oxenham
  6. “ " Because they struck you without cause Habrunt replied. ” – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  7. It goes to the Cause you see. ” – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  8. Had I not been so anxious about you, I should have had no cause to complain. ” – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. “ Is the cause there? ” – The Guilty River by Wilkie Collins
  10. It might cause trouble." ” – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  11. But what does the word " cause mean here? ” – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  12. “ A quarrel with him, and on such a cause will do you no good in Lord Quinton's eyes." ” – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  13. Our return to this house is perhaps the cause – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  14. “ " You have no cause to-" " Don't lie!" ” – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  15. “ I mean I can only guess at any cause of trouble she may have. ” – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  16. “ " He is one of us, and heart and soul in the cause and young though he looks has done good service. ” – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  17. “ I think I have told you the cause – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  18. Not without cause Great Bear. ” – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  19. Can you form any opinion as to the cause of death? ” – The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
  20. And I am the cause – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009

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