Definitions and translations for "cause"

Definition of cause

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Noun
1. The source of, or reason for, an event or action; that which produces or effects a result.
Her wedding will be cause for celebration.
They identified a burst pipe as the cause of the flooding.
2. A goal, aim or principle, especially one which transcends purely selfish ends.
3. Sake; interest; advantage.
4. Any subject of discussion or debate; a matter; an affair.
5. 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.
Verb
6. To set off an event or action.
The lightning caused thunder.
7. To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.
His dogged determination caused the fundraising to be successful.
8. To assign or show cause; to give a reason; to make excuse.
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English - English - cause

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n. factor, reason; principle, purpose; basis for a legal case
v. make happen, bring about
n. celebre, part of the term "cause celebre"

English - Spanish - cause

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s. causa, causal, causante, factor, origen, razón; cruzada, misión; motivo, ocasión
v. causar, dar pie a, inspirar, irrogar, motivar, ocasionar, originar, provocar; producir, inferir

English - French - cause

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n. cause, facteur, motif; raison; but; principe; sujet, cause, motif pour un procès (Juridique - Droit)
v. causer; provoquer; occasionner; faire naître, susciter

English - German - cause

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n. Sache, Ursache; Anklagegrund
v. verursachen; anklagen

English - Indonesian - cause

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n. sebab, penyebab, karena, pangkal, pohon, bibit, pembawa, alasan, bicara, pergerakan, maksud, perkara
v. menyebabkan, mendatangkan, menjadikan, membawa, membuat, memperbuat, mencetuskan, kasi, bikin, memaksa, memaksakan

English - Italian - cause

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s. causa; ragione, motivo; giusta causa; ideale
v. causare, provocare, produrre, determinare; costringere, indurre

English - Polish - cause

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n. powód, przyczyna, racja, sprawa, dzieło, przyczynienie, idea
v. spowodować, sprowokować, powodować, poczynić, prowokować, kazać, sprawiać, czynić, nakłopotać, troskać, narobić, przyczynić, zrządzić, doprowadzać, przyprowadzać, wyrządzać, sprowadzać, zwyrodnić, spowodowywać, sprawić, przyczyniać, zrządzać, doprowadzić, przyprowadzić, wyrządzić, sprowadzić, zwyradniać
conj. ponieważ, gdyż, bowiem

English - Portuguese - cause

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s. causa, motivo, razão
v. causar, ocasionar, motivar; induzir

English - Romanian - cause

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n. cauză, pricină, origine, motiv, explicaţie, interes, vină, obiect, subiect
v. cauza, stârni, provoca, pricinui, suscita, isca, prilejui, aduce, pune, determina, solicita, îndupleca, decide, procura, produce, urzi

English - Russian - cause

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с. причина, основание, мотив, повод, дело, процесс, сторона, довод
г. быть причиной, вызывать, причинять, заставлять

English - Turkish - cause

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f. neden olmak, meydan vermek, sebep olmak, yol açmak, doğurmak
i. neden, sebep, amaç, gaye, haklı neden, dava, dava konusu, sorun, problem, iş

English - Ukrainian - cause

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n. причина, підстава, привід, мотив, справа, діло, судовий: судова справа, процес, хвороба, казус
v. причина: бути причиною, спричиняти, завдавати, викликати, примушувати, змушувати, спонукати, заподіяти, набавляти, накоїти, начиняти, призводити

French - English - cause

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(f) n. cause, origin, reason; case; brief

German - English - cause

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v. make happen, bring about

Italian - English - cause

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[causa] n. cause, reason; sake; suit, lawsuit, case, action, plea

English - Dutch - cause

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zn. oorzaak; reden; beweegreden; aanleiding; zaak
ww. veroorzaken

English - Greek - cause

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ουσ. αιτία, αίτιο, αφορμή, λόγος, πρόξενος, σκοπός, υπόθεση
ρήμ. προκαλώ, γίνομαι αιτία, προξενώ

French - Spanish - cause

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1. (général) causa (f)
2. (but) causa (f)
3. (droit) juicio (m); pleito (m); proceso (m); informe (m); sumario (m); resumen (m) 4. (raison) razón (f); causa (f); motivo (m)

French - German - cause

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n. ursache, grund, anlass

French - Italian - cause

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1. (général) causa (f)
2. (but) causa (f)
3. (droit) causa (f); rapporto (m) 4. (raison) ragione (f); causa (f); motivo (m)

French - Portuguese - cause

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1. (général) causa (f)
2. (but) causa (f)
3. (droit) ação judicial; processo (m); dossiê (m) 4. (raison) razão (f); causa (f); motivo (m)

French - Russian - cause

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n. дело (f), причина (f), основание (f), процесс (юр.) (f)

French - Turkish - cause

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[la] neden, sebep; yarar; hak; dava

French - Dutch - cause

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1. (général) oorzaak (m/f)
2. (but) doel (n)
3. (droit) rechtszaak (m/f); rechtsgeding (n); proces (n); instructie voor de pleiter 4. (raison) reden (m/f); grond (m); oorzaak (m/f)

English - Arabic - cause

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‏سبب، علة سبب، داع، موجه، دافع باعث، دعوى قضائية، القضية، قضية‏
‏سبب، أيد فكرة ما، قاضى، ضم جهده‏

English - Chinese - cause

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(名) 原因; 理由, 根据; 起因; 动机
(动) 导致, 引起, 使发生

English - Chinese - cause

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(名) 原因; 理由, 根據; 起因; 動機
(動) 導致, 引起, 使發生

English - Hindi - cause

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n. कारण, वजह, सबब, उद्देश्य, बीज, अभियोग, संभव, कार्य, बिना
v. उत्पन्न करना, पहुंचाना, मचाना, पहुंचा देना

English - Japanese - cause

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(動) 原因となる, もたらす
(名) 原因; 理由, 動機; 主義; 訴訟理由

English - Korean - cause

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명. 원인, 이유; 원칙, 목적; 법률 소송의 신청
동. 일으키다, 야기하다

English - Vietnamese - cause

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n. nguyên nhân, duyên cớ, lẽ, việc thưa kiện, việc tranh tụng, việc tố tụng, căng nguyên, nguyên do, lý do
v. xui nên
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Verb forms for cause
Present participle: causing
Present: cause (3.person: causes)
Past: caused
Future: will cause
Present conditional: would cause
Present Perfect: have caused (3.person: has caused)
Past Perfect: had caused
Future Perfect: will have caused
Past conditional: would have caused