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1. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] preceding all others in time or space or degree.

Synonyms

  • prototypical
  • firstborn
  • archetypical
  • premiere
  • eldest
  • prototypic
  • primary
  • basic
  • prototypal
  • initial
  • prime
  • first-year
  • early
  • archetypal
  • original
  • front
  • premier
  • introductory

Antonyms

  • late
  • middle
  • last
  • secondary
  • back

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with First Cause

  • withdraws
  • laidlaw's
  • straws
  • mccaw's
  • macaws
  • inlaws
  • guffaws
  • because
  • 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

2. 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))

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. first

adjective. ['ˈfɝːst'] indicating the beginning unit in a series.

Synonyms

  • ordinal

Antonyms

  • empty
  • immature

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] before anything else.

Synonyms

  • foremost
  • first of all
  • firstly

Antonyms

  • present
  • old
  • past
  • uncreative

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. first

adverb. ['ˈfɝːst'] the initial time.

Antonyms

  • conventional

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. first

noun. ['ˈfɝːst'] the first or highest in an ordering or series.

Synonyms

  • rank
  • former

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office

Etymology

  • first (Middle English (1100-1500))
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