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cause British & World English

A person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition

’cause British & World English

short for because.

final cause British & World English

The purpose or aim of an action or the end towards which a thing naturally develops

First Cause British & World English

A supposed ultimate cause of all events, which does not itself have a cause, identified with God

lost cause British & World English

A person or thing that can no longer hope to succeed or be changed for the better

show cause in show British & World English

Produce satisfactory grounds for application of (or exemption from) a procedure or penalty

show cause British & World English

Produce satisfactory grounds for application of (or exemption from) a procedure or penalty

cause célèbre British & World English

A controversial issue that attracts a great deal of public attention

formal cause British & World English

(In Aristotelian thought) the pattern which determines the form taken by something

second cause British & World English

A cause that is itself caused

efficient cause British & World English

An agent that brings a thing into being or initiates a change

material cause British & World English

(In Aristotelian thought) the matter or substance which constitutes a thing

probable cause British & World English

Reasonable grounds to believe that a particular person has committed a crime, especially to justify making a search or preferring a charge

cause and effect in cause British & World English

The principle of causation

cause of action in cause British & World English

A fact or facts that enable a person to bring an action against another

in the cause of in cause British & World English

So as to support, promote, or defend something

make common cause in cause British & World English

Unite in order to achieve a shared aim

cause and effect British & World English

The principle of causation

cause of action British & World English

A fact or facts that enable a person to bring an action against another

in the cause of British & World English

So as to support, promote, or defend something

make common cause British & World English

Unite in order to achieve a shared aim

a rebel without a cause in cause British & World English

A person who is dissatisfied with society but does not have a specific aim to fight for

a rebel without a cause British & World English

A person who is dissatisfied with society but does not have a specific aim to fight for

sensation British & World English

A widespread reaction of interest and excitement

flutter the dovecotes in dovecote British & World English

Startle or upset a sedate or conventionally minded community

cause a flutter among the dovecotes in flutter the dovecotes British & World English

Startle or upset a sedate or conventionally minded community

flutter the dovecotes British & World English

Startle or upset a sedate or conventionally minded community

cause English Thesaurus

the cause of the fire has not been found

cause English-Spanish

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