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1. cause

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

Synonyms

  • shape
  • facilitate
  • propel
  • incite
  • spawn
  • provoke
  • initiate
  • mold
  • force
  • pioneer
  • prompt
  • effectuate
  • effect
  • create
  • 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 To Sleep

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • asleep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leap
  • kniep
  • kneip

2. sleep

verb. ['ˈsliːp'] be asleep.

Synonyms

  • catnap
  • hibernate
  • estivate
  • hole up
  • bundle
  • catch some Z's
  • slumber
  • nap
  • rest
  • sleep late
  • sleep in
  • log Z's
  • practice bundling
  • aestivate
  • catch a wink

Antonyms

  • estivate
  • wake
  • aestivate
  • be active

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. 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))

4. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended.

Synonyms

  • REM sleep
  • NREM
  • shuteye
  • nonrapid eye movement sleep
  • orthodox sleep
  • rapid eye movement
  • slumber
  • sleeping
  • physiological condition
  • nonrapid eye movement
  • NREM sleep
  • physiological state
  • REM
  • paradoxical sleep
  • rapid eye movement sleep

Antonyms

  • sit
  • stand
  • action
  • activeness

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. sleep

noun. ['ˈsliːp'] a torpid state resembling deep sleep.

Synonyms

  • physiological condition
  • physiological state
  • sopor

Antonyms

  • hyperthermia
  • hypopigmentation
  • hypocapnia
  • hypothermia

Etymology

  • sleep (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • slepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • slæpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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