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abandon ship to extricate oneself from a situation where danger or failure seems imminent, often at the expense of loyalty to a group or cause. [1/2 definitions]
abash to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
abduct to draw or cause to move away from the main axis of the body. (Cf. adduct.) [1/2 definitions]
abort to cause (a pregnancy) to end prematurely in stillbirth. [3/6 definitions]
abortifacient a drug or other agent used to cause abortion. [1/2 definitions]
abradant causing or able to cause abrasion. [1/2 definitions]
abrade to cause roughness or injury by scraping. [1/4 definitions]
abrasive causing or tending to cause offense or irritation through harshness or insensitivity. [1/3 definitions]
accelerate to cause (a particular activity or process) to happen faster. [1/4 definitions]
acclimate to cause to become used to a new climate or situation. [1/2 definitions]
accomplish to cause to happen. [1/3 definitions]
accord to cause to agree; make harmonious; reconcile. [1/6 definitions]
account to be the cause of (usually followed by "for"). [1/15 definitions]
acetylcholine a form of this compound used in medicine for its ability to decrease blood pressure and cause muscular movement in such organs as the alimentary canal. [1/2 definitions]
acidulate to cause to become slightly acid.
Acremonium the genus of fungi, formerly known as Cephalosporium, from which the antibiotic cephalosporin was originally isolated. Several species may cause disease in humans, esp. pneumonia.
activate in physics, to cause radioactive properties in (a substance). [2/5 definitions]
activist one who advocates a cause with vigor or militance.
actuate to put into action or set in motion; cause to operate. [1/2 definitions]
addict to cause to depend on a habit-forming substance. [1/4 definitions]
addictive tending to cause one to become addicted. [1/3 definitions]