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1. cause

verb. ['ˈkɑːz, ˈkɔz'] give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.

Synonyms

  • lead
  • reason
  • bring about
  • give rise to
  • create
  • produce
  • shape
  • facilitate
  • propel
  • incite
  • spawn
  • provoke
  • initiate
  • mold
  • force
  • pioneer
  • prompt
  • effectuate
  • effect
  • impel
  • move
  • influence
  • determine
  • evoke
  • motivate
  • do
  • set up
  • regulate
  • engender
  • make
  • actuate
  • breed
  • call forth
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • decompress
  • slow
  • unpunctual
  • unready

Etymology

  • cause (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cause (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Cause

  • withdraws
  • laidlaw's
  • straws
  • mccaw's
  • macaws
  • inlaws
  • guffaws
  • applause
  • prause
  • ocaw's
  • glaus
  • flaws
  • draws
  • draus
  • claws
  • clause
  • claus'
  • claus
  • brause
  • waugh's
  • was
  • thaws
  • tawes
  • sias
  • shaw's
  • saws
  • sause
  • saus
  • paws
  • pause

How do you pronounce cause?

Pronounce cause as kɔz.

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How do you spell cause? Is it cuase ?

A common misspelling of cause is cuase

Sentences with cause


1. Noun, singular or mass
The mayor, for instance, might not mind donating a sports coat for a good cause.

2. Verb, base form
This can lead to dangerous conditions on the roof and could cause you to fall.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
High levels of humidity cause the wood table to swell, while low levels cause the wood to shrink.

Quotes about cause


1. The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
- Edward Kennedy

2. Albert Camus, a great humanist and existentialist voice, pointed out that to commit to a just cause with no hope of success is absurd. But then, he also noted that not committing to a just cause is equally absurd. But only one choice offers the possibility for dignity. And dignity matters. Dignity matters.
- David Simon

3. A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Stendhal

2. cause

verb. ['ˈkɑːz, ˈkɔz'] cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.

Synonyms

  • bring
  • decide
  • obligate
  • oblige
  • have
  • suborn
  • prompt
  • induce
  • instigate
  • encourage
  • get
  • lead
  • compel
  • let
  • make
  • inspire
  • stimulate
  • solicit

Antonyms

  • centrifugal force
  • adduct
  • push
  • repel

Etymology

  • cause (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cause (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. cause

noun. ['ˈkɑːz, ˈkɔz'] events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something.

Synonyms

  • aetiology
  • origin
  • factor
  • producer
  • inception
  • mutagenesis
  • origination
  • antecedent

Antonyms

  • attract
  • centripetal force
  • repulsion
  • attraction

Etymology

  • cause (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cause (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. cause

noun. ['ˈkɑːz, ˈkɔz'] a justification for something existing or happening.

Synonyms

  • grounds
  • justification

Antonyms

  • uninitiate
  • stay
  • civilian

Etymology

  • cause (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cause (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. cause

noun. ['ˈkɑːz, ˈkɔz'] a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.

Synonyms

  • anti-war movement
  • campaigning
  • drive
  • ad blitz
  • war
  • candidacy
  • ad campaign
  • gay liberation movement
  • youth movement
  • effort
  • movement
  • fund-raising campaign
  • fund-raising effort
  • gay lib
  • candidature
  • women's liberation movement
  • reform
  • fund-raising drive
  • women's lib
  • crusade
  • advertising campaign
  • consumerism
  • campaign
  • feminism
  • lost cause
  • feminist movement
  • political campaign
  • venture
  • charm campaign
  • youth crusade

Antonyms

  • straight
  • crookedness
  • straightness
  • dispose

Etymology

  • cause (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cause (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. cause

noun. ['ˈkɑːz, ˈkɔz'] any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results.

Synonyms

  • cause of death
  • prime mover
  • soul
  • life principle
  • supernatural
  • catalyst
  • agent
  • first cause
  • force
  • primum mobile
  • occult
  • vital principle
  • manipulator
  • individual
  • operator
  • deus ex machina
  • mortal
  • power
  • person
  • theurgy
  • nature
  • fate
  • killer
  • engine
  • destiny
  • physical entity
  • causal agency
  • causal agent
  • danger
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • sharpness
  • crooked
  • dullness
  • angularity

Etymology

  • cause (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cause (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. cause

noun. ['ˈkɑːz, ˈkɔz'] a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.

Synonyms

  • suit
  • causa
  • class action
  • lawsuit
  • countersuit
  • bastardy proceeding
  • proceedings
  • class-action suit
  • proceeding
  • criminal suit
  • legal proceeding
  • paternity suit
  • case
  • civil suit

Antonyms

  • ill health
  • unfitness
  • refrain
  • bore

Etymology

  • cause (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cause (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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