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Synonyms for cause

Synonyms for cause

that which produces an effect

a basis for an action or a decision

that which provides a reason or justification

a goal or set of interests served with dedication


a legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

Synonyms for cause

events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

a justification for something existing or happening

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a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

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If 20% of these infections were caused by fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter spp.
If the dopamine-blocked rats showed roaming activities, scientists would know it couldn't be caused by dopamine in the NAc.
3]) Inactivating mutations in both TPO alleles have been found in patients with CH caused by TIOD.
This caused the sand to settle on the cope surface of the castings, thus causing the porosity.
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) most commonly causes herpes labialis (cold sores) with an increasing number of genital HSV-1 cases being reported; these are suspected to be caused through oral sex.
A company once asked him to see if its specially bred beans caused less gas than ordinary beans.
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Doctors estimate that nearly half of the amputations caused by neuropathy and poor circulation could have been prevented by careful foot care.
CFS was once stereotyped as a new "yuppie flu" because those who sought help for and caused scientific interest in CFS in the early 1980s were mainly well-educated, well-off women in their thirties and forties.
Tetanus (sometimes called lockjaw) is caused by the toxin (poison) of a bacterium.
Tetanus is caused by germs in dirt and rusty metal that get into the body through a cut.
If the disease is severe, bleeding, tearing, and blistering caused by rubbing or bumping the skin can cause pain.
Not fully considering the pattern reflected by several unusual fluctuations when trying to explain what caused them.
Of all homicides, more than 50 percent of the victims knew their assailants; 47 percent of homicides are caused by arguments, whereas only 15 percent occur during the commission of another crime (Prothrow-Stith, 1990).
People who believe MCS is real generally describe it as a breakdown of the immune or nervous system caused by an overload of offending agents.