events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
a justification for something existing or happening
he had no cause to complain|they had good reason to rejoice
Synonym: grounds, reason
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
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
any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
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
Synonym: suit, lawsuit, causa, case
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
cause a commotion|make a stir|cause an accident
Synonym: do, make
cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
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