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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.

Cause Quotations

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Will Smith

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.
Charles Stanley

We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future.
Mike Rounds
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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
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