Associations to the word «Cause»


CAUSE, noun. The source of, or reason for, an event or action; that which produces or effects a result.
CAUSE, noun. A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends.
CAUSE, noun. (obsolete) Sake; interest; advantage.
CAUSE, noun. (obsolete) Any subject of discussion or debate; a matter; an affair.
CAUSE, noun. (legal) 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.
CAUSE, verb. To set off an event or action.
CAUSE, verb. To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.
CAUSE, verb. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
CAUSE A STIR, verb. (intransitive) To cause controversy, or raise a disturbance
CAUSE AND EFFECT, noun. Causation.
CAUSE AND EFFECT, noun. Causality.
CAUSE AND EFFECT, noun. Karma.
CAUSE CÉLÈBRE, noun. An issue or incident (originally, a legal case) arousing widespread controversy or public debate.
CAUSE OF ACTION, noun. (legal) A condition under which one party would be entitled to sue another.
CAUSE OF ACTION, noun. (legal) A civil lawsuit.
CAUSE OF DEATH, noun. The official cause of a human death as typically determined by a coroner during an autopsy and included on the deceased's death certificate.

Dictionary definition

CAUSE, noun. Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash".
CAUSE, noun. A justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice".
CAUSE, noun. 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".
CAUSE, noun. Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results.
CAUSE, noun. 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".
CAUSE, verb. Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident".
CAUSE, verb. 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".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn