Complete Definition of "cause"

see|'cause
English
rank|truth|turn|hold|417|cause|close|England|sense

Etymology
From Latin causa

Pronunciation
w:AHD|AHD: kôz
w:IPA|IPA: /kɔːz/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /kO:z/
audio|en-us-cause.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔːz|-ɔːz

Homophones
caws
cores (non-rhotic dialects)

Noun
en-noun

  1. The source or reason of an event or action
  2. The goal, aim, principle

#:He is fighting for a just cause.

Synonyms
reason (1)
source (1)

Translations
trans-top|Source or reason of an event or action
Czech: t-|cs|příčina|f
Finnish: t+|fi|syy, t+|fi|juuri, t+|fi|lähde
trans-mid
French: t+|fr|cause|f
German: Ursache f
Greek: t+|el|αιτία|f|scGrek (aitía), t+|el|λόγος|m|scGrek (lógos)
Russian: причина (pričína) f, основание (osnovánije) n
Slovene: vzrok m, razlog m
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trans-top|Goal, aim, principle
Finnish: t+|fi|syy, t+|fi|tarkoitus
Greek: t+|el|σκοπός|m|sc=Grek (skopós)
trans-mid
Russian: t+|ru|дело|n|trd'élo|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|stvar|f
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trans-top|Translations to be categorised
ttbc|Dutch: reden (1)f, aanleiding (1)f, oorzaak (1) f, doel (2), zaak (2)
ttbc|Estonian: alus#Estonian|alus, motiiv
ttbc|French: cause f, raison f
ttbc|German: Ursache f (1); Sache f (2)
ttbc|Hebrew: סיבה (siba) f (1); מטרה (mat'ara) f
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ttbc|Ido: kauzo
ttbc|Italian: causa f
ttbc|Norwegian: årsak m, grunn m
ttbc|Portuguese: causa f
ttbc|Swedish: orsak c, grund c
ttbc|Spanish: causa
ttbc|Telugu: కారణము (kAraNamu)
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Verb
en-verb|caus|ing

  1. To set off an event or action.

Translations

Czech: způsobit, zapříčinit
Dutch: t+|nl|veroorzaken
Finnish: aiheuttaa, saada aika|aikaan
German: verursachen
Greek: t+|el|προκαλώ|trprokalo|scGrek
Hebrew: t-|he|לגרום|trligrom|scHebr
Icelandic: t+|is|valda
Ido: igar, efektigar
mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|causar
Russian: причинять (pričin'át') impf, причинить (pričinít') pf; производить (proizvodít') impf, произвести (proizv'estí) pf; заставлять (zastavl'át') impf, заставить (zastávit') pf; вызывать (vyzyvát') impf, вызвать (výzvat') pf
Slovene: povzročiti
Spanish: t-|es|causar
Turkish uğratmak

Derived terms
because
cause celebre
causal

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:English control verbs


French

Noun
cause, f. plural causes

  1. cause
  2. case (a legal proceeding)

Verb
cause

  1. Third person singular indicitave of causer

Category:French verb forms


Italian

Noun
cause f

  1. plural of|causa|lang=Italian

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