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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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à cause de
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
dans le calme, c'est une démence de provoquer la tempête
c'est être mauvais que de briser le calme pour instaurer la détresse
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