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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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One word of caution: As I sorted through the issues related to prestige, I had a difficult time determining cause and effect.
Influenced by Plotinus, he views the star of Bethlehem as a miraculous sign, not a determining cause.
A legal source said: "The evidence of a pathologist is crucial in determining cause of death, which is often the crux of a case.
In an official statement released in Paris yesterday, chief prosecutor Maud Maurel Coujard said: "Loss of control by the vehicle's driver appears to be the determining cause of the crash.
Determining cause means deciding whether the financial trauma was avoidable or unavoidable.
Chief prosecutor Maud Maurel Coujard said yesterday: "Loss of control by the vehicle's driver appears to be the determining cause of the crash.
understanding definitions of underlying, intermediate, and immediate cause of death), 2) incomplete clinical and laboratory information available at the time death certificates are completed, 3) variations in coding the underlying cause of death, and 4) the level of training and experience of those determining cause of death (4,5).