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Cause meaning

cause - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.
  3. 3. That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.
  4. 4. Sake; interest; advantage.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general.
  7. 7. The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain.
  8. 8. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
  9. 9. Abbreviation of Because.
  10. 10. To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; - usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb.
  11. 11. That which produces an effect; reason; object sought; legal action.
  12. 12. To bring about; produce.

cause - examples of usage

  1. Elizabeth had not become so interested in Miss O'Day that her presence at the spread would cause her any great pleasure.
  2. " What's been the cause of all this? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " Why, that it's something about the ship herself that's the cause of what's happened," he replied. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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