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cause

cause

 
pronunciation:
kawz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something or someone that brings about a result or effect.
Smoking is one cause of lung cancer.A cigarette was the cause of the fire.
synonyms:
agent, influence, source
antonyms:
effect
similar words:
factor, motive, occasion, root, stimulus
definition 2: good reason or enough of a reason.
There is no cause for worry.He slapped me without cause.
synonyms:
excuse, reason
similar words:
explanation, grounds
definition 3: an idea or goal that many are interested in.
They are working for the cause of world peace.
similar words:
belief, conviction, ideal, mission, side
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: caused, causes, causing
definition: to make happen; be the cause of.
The rain caused flooding.
similar words:
breed, bring, create, determine, do, effect, lead, originate, prompt, provoke, stimulate, sway, work
derivation: causeless (adj.)