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I - noun
1. events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something (Freq. 18)
- they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
Derivationally related forms:
origin, origination, inception
antecedent, etiology, aetiology, factor, producer, mutagenesis
2. a justification for something existing or happening (Freq. 9)
- he had no cause to complain
- they had good reason to rejoice
reason, grounds
Derivationally related forms:
3. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end (Freq. 8)
- he supported populist campaigns
- they worked in the cause of world peace
- the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
- the movement to end slavery
- contributed to the war effort
campaign, crusade, drive, movement, effort
Derivationally related forms:
drive (for: drive), crusade (for: crusade), campaign (for: campaign)
advertising campaign, ad campaign, ad blitz, anti-war movement, charm campaign,
consumerism, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign,
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, feminist movement, feminism, women's liberation movement,
women's lib, gay liberation movement, gay lib, lost cause, reform, war,
youth movement, youth crusade
4. any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results (Freq. 4)
causal agent, causal agency
Derivationally related forms:
physical entity
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal,
soul, agent, nature, supernatural, occult, theurgy,
first cause, prime mover, primum mobile, destiny, fate, catalyst,
deus ex machina, operator, manipulator, power, force, vital principle,
life principle, engine, cause of death, killer, danger
5. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (Freq. 2)
- the family brought suit against the landlord
lawsuit, suit, case, causa
Derivationally related forms:
sue (for: suit)
law, jurisprudence
proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit,
moot, paternity suit, bastardy proceeding

II - verb
1. give rise to;
cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally (Freq. 110)
- cause a commotion
- make a stir
- cause an accident
do, make
Derivationally related forms:
causative, causation
make, create
determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate,
initiate, pioneer, effect, effectuate, set up, make,
occasion, provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up, engender,
breed, spawn, motivate, actuate, propel, move,
prompt, incite, impel, force, facilitate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
2. cause to do;
cause to act in a specified manner (Freq. 45)
- The ads induced me to buy a VCR
- My children finally got me to buy a computer
- My wife made me buy a new sofa
induce, stimulate, have, get, make
Derivationally related forms:
causative, causation, stimulation (for: stimulate), stimulus (for: stimulate), inducive (for: induce), inducement (for: induce), induction (for: induce), inducer (for: induce), inducing (for: induce)
decide, persuade, bring, solicit, encourage,
let, lead, prompt, inspire, instigate, suborn,
compel, oblige, obligate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: get)
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: stimulate)
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE (for: induce)
- They cause him to write the letter

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