Know Your Next Word : cause

21. cause :

noun & verb :

1. a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result

2. the reason or motive for some human action

3. a principle, ideal, goal, or movement to which a person or group is dedicated

4. to be the cause of & to bring about

usage :

  • You have been the cause of much anxiety.

  • What was the cause of the accident?

  • The good news was a cause for rejoicing.

  • Support for the cause of the American Indian.

  • They made common cause with neighboring countries and succeeded in reducing tariffs.

  • The cause of the quarrel between the two men was jealousy.

  • Jealousy caused quarrel between the two men.

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