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

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery