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Definition of Cause


  1. That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist.
  2. That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing.
  3. Sake; interest; advantage.
  4. 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.
  5. Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
  9. Abbreviation of Because.
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Cause Translations

cause in Afrikaans is aandoen, rede, veroorsaak
cause in Dutch is maken, doen, laten doen, laten
cause in French is causer, causons, causent, rendre, causez, cause
cause in German is Grund/verursachen, Ursache
cause in Italian is cagionare, ragione, cagione, causo
cause in Latin is indo (past indidi), facio, addo, infero
cause in Portuguese is causar, causa
cause in Spanish is causa, causar, ocasionar, originar