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1    a person, thing, event, state, or action that produces an effect  
2    grounds for action; motive; justification  
she had good cause to shout like that     
3    the ideals, etc., of a group or movement  
the Communist cause     
4    the welfare or interests of a person or group in a dispute  
they fought for the miners' cause     
5    a matter of widespread concern or importance  
the cause of public health     
a    a ground for legal action; matter giving rise to a lawsuit  
b    the lawsuit itself  
7    (in the philosophy of Aristotle) any of four requirements for a thing's coming to be, namely material (material cause), its nature (formal cause), an agent (efficient cause), and a purpose (final cause)  
8    make common cause with   to join with (a person, group, etc.) for a common objective  
9    tr   to be the cause of; bring about; precipitate; be the reason for  
     (C13: from Latin causa cause, reason, motive)  
  causable      adj  
  causability      n  
  causeless      adj  
  causer      n  

cause célèbre     (French)  
      n   pl   , causes célèbres     (French)   a famous lawsuit, trial, or controversy  
     (C19: from French: famous case)  
cause list  
      n     (Brit)   a list of cases awaiting trial  
efficient cause  
      n     (Philosophy)   that which produces an effect by a causal process  
   Compare       final cause  
See also  
    cause       7  
final cause  
      n     (Philosophy)   the end or purpose of a thing or process, as opposed to its efficient cause  
   See       cause       7  
first cause  
1    a source or cause of something  
2    often caps   (esp. in philosophy) God considered as the uncaused creator of all beings apart from himself  
lost cause  
      n   a cause with no chance of success  
probable cause  
      n     (Law)   reasonable grounds for holding a belief, esp. such as will justify bringing legal proceedings against a person or will constitute a defence to a charge of malicious prosecution  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    agent, beginning, creator, genesis, mainspring, maker, origin, originator, prime mover, producer, root, source, spring  
2    account, agency, aim, basis, consideration, end, grounds, incentive, inducement, motivation, motive, object, purpose, reason, the why and wherefore  
3    attempt, belief, conviction, enterprise, ideal, movement, purpose, undertaking  
4    begin, bring about, compel, create, effect, engender, generate, give rise to, incite, induce, lead to, motivate, occasion, precipitate, produce, provoke, result in  
,       n   consequence, effect, end, outcome, result  
      vb   deter, foil, inhibit, prevent, stop  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
ce n'est pas tout d'avoir bonne cause, il faut encore savoir solliciter
a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting that disease.
Cybertort is a willful act done by a person on internet that may cause legal injuries to virtual identity or virtual property of a person in cyberspace
[Leg.];[Tech.] cyber defamation is Cybertort
activist using hacking as a method, hacker who does it for a "cause"
new word, not yet largely used
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
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