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 aboutusage :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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