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A sign that a peace association is going adrift is its exclusion of other political parties, with whom it could collaborate effectively on most of the problems besetting the cause of peace.
Fredrik Bajer

Meaning of "cause" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAUSE

From Latin causa cause, reason, motive.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAUSE

cause  [kɔːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAUSE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cause is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cause in English.

WHAT DOES CAUSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cause

Causality

Causality is the relation between an event and a second event, where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first. In common usage, causality is also the relation between a set of factors and a phenomenon. Anything that affects an effect is a factor of that effect. A direct factor is a factor that affects an effect directly, that is, without any intervening factors. The connection between a cause and an effect in this way can also be referred to as a causal nexus. Though the causes and effects are typically related to changes or events, candidates include objects, processes, properties, variables, facts, and states of affairs; characterizing the causal relation can be the subject of much debate. The philosophical treatment on the subject of causality extends over millennia. In the Western philosophical tradition, discussion stretches back at least to Aristotle, and the topic remains a staple in contemporary philosophy.

Definition of cause in the English dictionary

The first definition of cause in the dictionary is a person, thing, event, state, or action that produces an effect. Other definition of cause is grounds for action; motive; justification. Cause is also the ideals, etc, of a group or movement.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CAUSE

PRESENT

Present
I cause
you cause
he/she/it causes
we cause
you cause
they cause
Present continuous
I am causing
you are causing
he/she/it is causing
we are causing
you are causing
they are causing
Present perfect
I have caused
you have caused
he/she/it has caused
we have caused
you have caused
they have caused
Present perfect continuous
I have been causing
you have been causing
he/she/it has been causing
we have been causing
you have been causing
they have been causing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I caused
you caused
he/she/it caused
we caused
you caused
they caused
Past continuous
I was causing
you were causing
he/she/it was causing
we were causing
you were causing
they were causing
Past perfect
I had caused
you had caused
he/she/it had caused
we had caused
you had caused
they had caused
Past perfect continuous
I had been causing
you had been causing
he/she/it had been causing
we had been causing
you had been causing
they had been causing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cause
you will cause
he/she/it will cause
we will cause
you will cause
they will cause
Future continuous
I will be causing
you will be causing
he/she/it will be causing
we will be causing
you will be causing
they will be causing
Future perfect
I will have caused
you will have caused
he/she/it will have caused
we will have caused
you will have caused
they will have caused
Future perfect continuous
I will have been causing
you will have been causing
he/she/it will have been causing
we will have been causing
you will have been causing
they will have been causing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cause
you would cause
he/she/it would cause
we would cause
you would cause
they would cause
Conditional continuous
I would be causing
you would be causing
he/she/it would be causing
we would be causing
you would be causing
they would be causing
Conditional perfect
I would have cause
you would have cause
he/she/it would have cause
we would have cause
you would have cause
they would have cause
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been causing
you would have been causing
he/she/it would have been causing
we would have been causing
you would have been causing
they would have been causing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cause
we let´s cause
you cause
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cause
Past participle
caused
Present Participle
causing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAUSE


applause
əˈplɔːz
Azores
əˈzɔːz
chores
tʃɔːz
clause
klɔːz
Dawes
dɔːz
Doors
dɔːz
drawers
drɔːz
gauze
ɡɔːz
in-laws
ˈɪnˌlɔːz
indoors
ˌɪnˈdɔːz
jaws
dʒɔːz
menopause
ˈmɛnəʊˌpɔːz
Mors
mɔːz
outdoors
ˌaʊtˈdɔːz
pause
pɔːz
quatorze
kəˈtɔːz
scores
skɔːz
shores
ʃɔːz
stores
stɔːz
yours
jɔːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAUSE

causalities
causality
causally
causation
causational
causationism
causationist
causative
causatively
causativeness
cause list
causeless
causelessly
causelessness
causer
causerie
causeway
causey
caustic
caustic curve

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAUSE

andropause
arbitration clause
because
diapause
escalation clause
escape clause
first cause
grandfather clause
just cause
lost cause
main clause
male menopause
opt-out clause
perimenopause
probable cause
relative clause
root cause
sub-clause
subordinate clause
tropopause

Synonyms and antonyms of cause in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAUSE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cause» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cause

Translation of «cause» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAUSE

Find out the translation of cause to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cause from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cause» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

原因
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

causa
570 millions of speakers

English

cause
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कारण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سَبَب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

причина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

causa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কারণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cause
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ursache
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理由
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

원인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sabab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguyên do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காரணம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कारण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sebeb olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

causa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

причина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cauză
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αιτία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorsaak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

orsak
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grunn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cause

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAUSE»

The term «cause» is very widely used and occupies the 2.044 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAUSE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cause» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cause» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cause

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAUSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cause.
1
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Most Muslim women know it is fear and curiosity that cause people to stare. They know it is ignorance and stereotypes that cause people to suppose that a piece of material covering the hair strips a woman of the ability to speak English, pursue a career, work a remote control.
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Rudolf Arnheim
Today we no longer regard the universe as the cause of our own undeserved troubles but perhaps, on the contrary, as the last refuge from the mismanagement of our earthly affairs.
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David Arquette
To get involved with a cause, you really have to become aware of it. You have to go on the ground and see with your own eyes, the people who have been affected by it, their process in how they're combating it, and what the organization represents.
4
Owen Arthur
Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
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Irving Babbitt
A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
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Fredrik Bajer
A sign that a peace association is going adrift is its exclusion of other political parties, with whom it could collaborate effectively on most of the problems besetting the cause of peace.
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Stephen Baldwin
I'm not going to fight in the physical with physical weapons, because it's not a physical fight. I'm going to fight with spiritual weapons, cause it's a spiritual fight.
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Cofer Black
As long as there are people who are not happy with their lot in life, as long as the United States is perceived to somehow be the cause of this unhappiness, there will be terrorism.
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Earl Blumenauer
At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.
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Gro Harlem Brundtland
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAUSE»

Discover the use of cause in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cause and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for ...
In this inspiring guide, Gabrielle offers an exciting plan for releasing fear and allowing gratitude, forgiveness, and love to flow through us without fail.
Gabrielle Bernstein, 2013
2
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War
" For Cause and Comrades deserves similar accolades, as McPherson's masterful prose and the soldiers' own words combine to create both an important book on an often-overlooked aspect of our bloody Civil War, and a powerfully moving account ...
James M. McPherson, 1997
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Root Cause Analysis: A Tool for Total Quality Management
This book describes the methods and tools used to develop and implement an effective TQM program. it provides a practical explanation of root cause analysis and discusses the proactive use of analysis techniques for the prediction and ...
Paul F. Wilson, 1993
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The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin ...
In this groundbreaking work, the first full treatment of modern liberalism in the United States, bestselling journalist and historian Eric Alterman together with Kevin Mattson present a comprehensive history of this proud, yet frequently ...
Eric Alterman, 2012
5
Rebels With A Cause: The Failure of the Left in Iran
This book is based on primary and secondary Persian-language sources never before published in English.
Maziar Behrooz, 2000
6
Root Cause Analysis Handbook: A Guide to Efficient and ...
Understanding and applying the processes outlined in this book increases your businessa ability to recover from and prevent incidents with financial and health/safety implications.
Donald K. Lorenzo, Walter E. Hanson, 2008
7
Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, ...
This book captures the exciting potential for business and nonprofits to partner for mutual benefit and discovery.
Jocelyne Daw, 2006
8
Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B: A Disease, a Cause, and ...
From the preface: This is a medical detective story: beginning with the investigation of a disease that has killed or crippled at least a million people, and then following up clues that ranged much wider.
Kenneth John Carpenter, 2000
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Cause Lawyers and Social Movements
And, how do movements shape the lawyers who serve them and how do lawyers shape the movements? "This work examines the unique position of lawyers committed both to profession and to cause.
Austin Sarat, Stuart A. Scheingold, 2006
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Poverty in America: Cause Or Effect?
More important, the books in Controversy! give students a way to use critical thinking to create informed opinions on where they stand on these issues, and may help them become part of the solution.
Joan Axelrod-Contrada, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAUSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cause is used in the context of the following news items.
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ATC executive Matt Rudolph issued show-cause notice in …
RACING'S cobalt saga took a sensational twist on Tuesday with a senior Australian Turf Club executive hit with a show cause for allegedly ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Cause of Miller Chemical fire still unknown
The cause of last month's massive chemical fire — which burned for hours, contaminated a waterway and killed thousands of fish — at a ... «York Dispatch, Jul 15»
3
Greek crisis: 'Reckless political games' cause of deadlock
The Greek crisis has accentuated policy differences between the political groups in the European Parliament, as the main political groupings try ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
4
SpaceX CEO: Cause of Falcon Rocket Accident Still Unclear
"We want to see if we can get to what the most likely root cause is, look at both what we think most likely happened, and then anything that's a ... «Voice of America, Jul 15»
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Arctic shrubs may cause greenhouse emissions, report says
One of the largest ever studies of how climate change is remaking the face of the Arctic has found that shrubs are gradually taking over the ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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MetroLink Work May Cause Delays for Commuters
ST. LOUIS (NEWS RELEASE/KMOX) – MetroLink officials are encouraging passengers to allow extra time for their commutes this week. «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Warehouse fire cause still under investigation, but likely due to …
Authorities were still investigating a Garden City Beach warehouse fire Tuesday morning, but the cause was likely due to boat equipment, ... «Myrtle Beach Sun News, Jul 15»
8
US scientists: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching
HONOLULU (AP) — Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
9
How weed became a legitimate cause for 2016 candidates
Marijuana has become a central topic to the 2016 presidential race in ways unimaginable a few years ago. White House hopefuls in both ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
Cause of sea lion death at Oklahoma City Zoo remains unknown
Initial results from a necropsy done on a sea lion found dead Friday in its pool at the Oklahoma City Zoo were inconclusive, zoo veterinarian ... «Examiner Enterprise, Jul 15»

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