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cause

cause

 
 
pronunciation:
kawz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that makes a thing happen.
A cigarette was the cause of the fire.
synonyms:
influence, source
antonyms:
effect
similar words:
factor, occasion, root
definition 2: a purpose that people think is important and will give their efforts to.
They are working for the cause of world peace.
similar words:
belief, mission, side
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: caused, causes, causing
definition: to make something happen.
The sleepy driver caused the car accident.The rain caused them to cancel the game.
synonyms:
induce
similar words:
create, do
derivation: causeless (adj.)