I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

VIII. CAUSATION

1. CONSTANCY OF SEQUENCE IN EVENTS

[Assignment of cause] Attribution.

[Antonyms: chance.]

[Nouns] attribution, theory, etiology, ascription, reference to, rationale; accounting for; palaetiology, imputation, derivation from.

filiation, affiliation; pedigree (paternity) [more].

explanation (interpretation) [more]; reason why (cause) [more].

[Verbs] attribute to, ascribe to, impute to, refer to, lay to, point to, trace to, bring home to; put down to, set down to, blame; charge on, ground on; invest with, assign as cause, lay at, the door of, father upon; account for, derive from, point out the reason [more]; theorize; tell how it comes; put the saddle on the right horse.

[Adjectives] attributed; attributable; referable to, referible to, due to, derivable from; owing to (effect) [more]; putative; ecbatic.

[Adverbs] hence, thence, therefore, for, since, on account of, because, owing to; on that account; from this cause, from that cause; thanks to, forasmuch as; whence, propter hoc.

why? wherefore? whence? how comes it, how is it, how happens it? how does it happen?

in some way, in some such way; somehow, somehow or other.

[Phrases] that is why; hinc illae lachrymae [Horace. "Hence those tears" (Latin)].

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