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cause



I - noun
1. events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something (Freq. 18)
- they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
Derivationally related forms:
causal
Hypernyms:
origin, origination, inception
Hyponyms:
antecedent, etiology, aetiology, factor, producer, mutagenesis
2. a justification for something existing or happening (Freq. 9)
- he had no cause to complain
- they had good reason to rejoice
Syn:
reason, grounds
Derivationally related forms:
causal
Hypernyms:
justification
3. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (Freq. 8)
- 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
Syn:
campaign, crusade, drive, movement, effort
Derivationally related forms:
drive (for: drive), crusade (for: crusade), campaign (for: campaign)
Hypernyms:
venture
Hyponyms:
advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz, anti-war movement, charm campaign,
consumerism, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign,
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement,
women's lib, gay liberation movement, gay lib, lost cause, reform, war,
youth movement, youth crusade
4. any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results (Freq. 4)
Syn:
causal agent, causal agency
Derivationally related forms:
causal
Hypernyms:
physical entity
Hyponyms:
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal,
soul, agent, nature, supernatural, occult, theurgy,
first cause, prime mover, primum mobile, destiny, fate, catalyst,
deus ex machina, operator, manipulator, power, force, vital principle,
life principle, engine, cause of death, killer, danger
5. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (Freq. 2)
- the family brought suit against the landlord
Syn:
lawsuit, suit, case, causa
Derivationally related forms:
sue (for: suit)
Topics:
law, jurisprudence
Hypernyms:
proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
Hyponyms:
civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit,
moot, paternity suit, bastardy proceeding

II - verb
1. give rise to;
cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally (Freq. 110)
- cause a commotion
- make a stir
- cause an accident
Syn:
do, make
Derivationally related forms:
causative, causation
Hypernyms:
make, create
Hyponyms:
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate,
initiate, pioneer, effect, effectuate, set up, make,
occasion, provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up, engender,
breed, spawn, motivate, actuate, propel, move,
prompt, incite, impel, force, facilitate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. cause to do;
cause to act in a specified manner (Freq. 45)
- 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
Syn:
induce, stimulate, have, get, make
Derivationally related forms:
causative, causation, stimulation (for: stimulate), stimulus (for: stimulate), inducive (for: induce), inducement (for: induce), induction (for: induce), inducer (for: induce), inducing (for: induce)
Hyponyms:
decide, persuade, bring, solicit, encourage,
let, lead, prompt, inspire, instigate, suborn,
compel, oblige, obligate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: get)
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: stimulate)
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: induce)
- They cause him to write the letter

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