cause cause  /ˈkɑz/


  1. (n) events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
  2. (n) a justification for something existing or happening
  3. (n) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
  4. (n) any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
  5. (n) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
  6. (v) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  7. (v) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

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  1. How We Grew So Big Diet and lack of exercise are immediate causesbut our problem began in the Paleolithic era.
  2. Reduced potassium can cause an irregular heartbeat, even coma.
  3. But both conditions cause weight gain, not loss.


  1. Cause of Arcade fire under investigation

    ARCADE - The Arcade Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall's Office are looking for the cause of a residential fire Wednesday night. According to Jackson County Emergency Services Director Steve Nichols, it happened at 468 Rock Forge Road in Arcade.
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  2. Cause of fatal fire unknown

    The cause of a fatal fire in May remains undetermined.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Newton Citizen

  3. Cause Of Vacant House Fire In Madison Under Investigation

    The cause of a vacant house fire in Madison remained under investigation Monday morning.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: News Channel 5 Nashville


  1. Hilton wrote on Twitter later: "Hey guys, there's a lot of crazy rumors going around. Just want you all to know the truth. Everything is completely fine. I was not charged or arrested, cause I didn't do anything."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Paris Hilton Source: Torrington Register Citizen

  2. "I direct my personal representative to cause my personal remains to be cremated and to plan a wake for me conducted by those who have had no financial ties to me and can look each other in the eyes and say they really cared personally for Gary...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Gary Coleman Source: Afro American

  3. "For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end," Kennedy said to a packed Madison Square Garden. "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Robert Kennedy Source: Brattleboro Reformer

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