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cause US English

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

’cause US English

Short for because.

cause US Thesaurus

the cause of the fire

final cause US English

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

First Cause US English

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

lost cause US English

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

show cause US English

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

cause célèbre US English

A controversial issue that attracts a great deal of public attention

formal cause US English

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

second cause US English

A cause that is itself caused

efficient cause US English

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

material cause US English

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

probable cause US English

Reasonable grounds (for making a search, pressing a charge, etc.)

cause and effect US English

The principle of causation

cause of action US English

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

in the cause of US English

So as to support, promote, or defend something

make common cause US English

Unite in order to achieve a shared aim

a rebel without a cause US English

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

affray US English

An instance of fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace

sensation US English

A widespread reaction of interest and excitement

show cause in show US English

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


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