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Plural for something that is the source that produces a result
“Jerry and George inadvertently join a group of white supremacists in a limo, and unbeknownst to them, their presence will be the cause of a local protest.”
Plural for an explanation for an occurrence
“Driving under the influence of alcohol was the cause behind the collision.”
Plural for an agent or someone who has the power to control the outcome of something
“The Joker has been the cause of destruction in Gotham City for as long as Bruce can remember.”
Plural for the origin of something
“So if we extrapolate to the very beginning, the big bang is the cause for all the events which have happened in the universe so far.”
(used with for) Plural for a reason for a particular feeling or emotion
“There is no cause for panic just yet!”
Plural for a belief that one supports
“I would really love to contribute to a cause, but frankly, I find yours tedious, frivolous, and above all, a waste of time.”
(law) Plural for a legal or court action
“He put forth his cause to convince the jury of his innocence.”
To affect
“Bart wanted to cause great distress to Homer for neglecting to pick him up after soccer practice.”
To instigate an action or event
“I did not want to be the one to cause this great war, but it is a necessary evil that will bring about the end of his tyranny.”
To motivate one to do something
“Seeing the way you look now will cause me to do something about my lack of fitness.”
(results in) To have as a consequence
Elements or circumstances contributing to a result
The reasons or motivations for a fact, action, or decision, especially the complete set of such reasons or motivations
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