[ kɔ:z ] Pronunciation: "cause" in a sentence
Verb: cause koz
- Give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
"cause a commotion"; "cause an accident"
- do, make
- Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
- induce, stimulate, have, get, make
- Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
- A justification for something existing or happening
"he had no cause to complain"
- reason, grounds
- A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"they worked in the cause of world peace"
- campaign, crusade, drive, movement, effort
- Any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
- causal agent, causal agency
- A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
- lawsuit, suit, case, causa
Sounds like: caws, cores, cors
Derived forms: causing, causes, caused
See also: causal, causation, causative
Type of: create, inception, justification, legal proceeding, make, origin, origination, physical entity, proceeding, proceedings, venture
n. 1. A court action.
2. See CAUSATION.
<programming> A testing technique that aids in selecting, in a systematic way, a high-yield set of test cases that logically relates causes to effects to produce test cases. It has a beneficial side effect in pointing out incompleteness and ambiguities in specifications.
- a lost cause: [American slang]a ...
- assignable cause: [Industrial engine ...
- cause a commotion: [American idiom]to ...
- the actual cause awaits further investigation.
- the brakes locked, causing the car to skid.
- the strike has caused a lot of misery.
- cavities in teeth are caused by decay.
- the violent storms caused several power cuts