Definition of Causes. Meaning of Causes. Synonyms of Causes

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Definition of Causes

Cause
Cause Cause (k[add]z), n. [F. cause, fr. L. causa. Cf. Cause, v., Kickshaw.] 1. That which produces or effects a result; that from which anything proceeds, and without which it would not exist. Cause is substance exerting its power into act, to make one thing begin to be. --Locke. 2. That which is the occasion of an action or state; ground; reason; motive; as, cause for rejoicing. 3. Sake; interest; advantage. [Obs.] I did it not for his cause. --2 Cor. vii. 12. 4. (Law) A suit or action in court; any legal process by which a party endeavors to obtain his claim, or what he regards as his right; case; ground of action. 5. Any subject of discussion or debate; matter; question; affair in general. What counsel give you in this weighty cause! --Shak. 6. The side of a question, which is espoused, advocated, and upheld by a person or party; a principle which is advocated; that which a person or party seeks to attain. God befriend us, as our cause is just. --Shak. The part they take against me is from zeal to the cause. --Burke. Efficient cause, the agent or force that produces a change or result. Final cause, the end, design, or object, for which anything is done. Formal cause, the elements of a conception which make the conception or the thing conceived to be what it is; or the idea viewed as a formative principle and co["o]perating with the matter. Material cause, that of which anything is made. Proximate cause. See under Proximate. To make common cause with, to join with in purposes and aims. --Macaulay. Syn: Origin; source; mainspring; motive; reason; incitement; inducement; purpose; object; suit; action.
Cause
Cause Cause, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caused; p. pr. & v. n. Causing.] [F. causer, fr. cause, fr. L. causa. See Cause, n., and cf. Acouse.] To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb. I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days. --Gen. vii. 4. Cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans. --Col. iv. 16. Syn: To create; produce; beget; effect; occasion; originate; induce; bring about.
Cause
Cause Cause, v. i. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Cause
Cause Cause, conj. Abbreviation of Because. --B. Jonson.

Meaning of Causes from wikipedia

- Causes, or causality, is the relationship between one event and another. It may also refer to: Causes (band), an indie band based in the Netherlands Causes...
- its cause." While there are cases in which classifying a "cause" is difficult, or in which "causes" might merge, Aristotle held that his four "causes" provided...
- in which a cause is incorrectly identified. For example: "Every time I go to sleep, the sun goes down. Therefore, my going to sleep causes the sun to...
- ineffective. The primary examples are: Concurrent causes. Where two separate acts of negligence combine to cause an injury to a third party, each actor is liable...
- A cause célèbre (/ˈkɔːz səˈlɛbrə/, /ˈkɔːz səˈlɛb/, French: [koz selɛbʁ]; pl. causes célèbres, pronounced like singular) is an issue or incident arousing...
- The Cause may refer to: The American Revolution A euphemism for Irish republicanism A euphemism for Confederate secession during the American Civil War...
- Just Cause may refer to: Just cause (employment law), a common standard in United States labor arbitration, and a reason for termination of employment...
- Briefly, "common causes", also called natural patterns, are the usual, historical, quantifiable variation in a system, while "special causes" are unusual...
- be considered in understanding these causes. There are behavioral, structural and political theories on the causes of poverty: "Behavioral theories concentrate...
- Although these distinct causes have been hypothesized to often co-occur, it has also been suggested that the correlation between the causes has been exaggerated...