Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cause

5 senses of cause

Sense 1
cause -- (events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash")
       => origin, origination, inception -- (an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events)

Sense 2
cause, reason, grounds -- (a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice")
       => justification -- (a statement in explanation of some action or belief)

Sense 3
campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort -- (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")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

Sense 4
causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)
       => physical entity -- (an entity that has physical existence)

Sense 5
lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa -- (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")
       => proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings -- ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cause

2 senses of cause

Sense 1
cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 2
induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, 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")

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