cause [kawz] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||bring into being; bring about|
|Synonyms:||be at the bottom of, begin, brainstorm*, break in, break the ice, breed, bring to pass, come out with, compel, cook up, create, dream up, effect, elicit, engender, evoke, fire up, generate, get things rolling, give rise to, hatch, incite, induce, introduce, kickoff, kindle, lead to, let, make, make up, motivate, muster, occasion, open, originate, precipitate, produce, provoke, result in, revert, secure, sow the seeds, start the ball rolling, think up, work up|
|Concept:||[Constant antecedent] Cause.|
|Category:||1. CONSTANCY OF SEQUENCE IN EVENTS|
be the cause of; originate; give origin to, give rise to, give occasion to; cause, occasion, sow the seeds of, kindle, suscitate; bring on, bring to bring pass, bring about; produce; create; set up, set afloat, set on foot; found, broach, institute, lay the foundation of; lie at the root of., procure, induce, draw down, open the door to, superinduce, evoke, entail, operate; elicit, provoke., conduce to (tend to); contribute; have a hand in the pie, have a finger in the pie; determine, decide, turn the scale; have a common origin; derive its origin (effect).
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