1. Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something (synset 107341157)
    "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
  2. A justification for something existing or happening (synset 106753097)
    "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
  3. A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (synset 100799906)
    "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"
  4. Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results (synset 100007347)
  5. A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (synset 101185144)
    "the family brought suit against the landlord"
  1. Give rise to;
    Cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally (synset 201649143)
    "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
  2. Cause to do;
    Cause to act in a specified manner (synset 200772482)
    "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"

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