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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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The center to be established inside a building at Tokyo's Haneda airport is to put some 30 items before the public, such as the ruptured bulkhead believed to have been the direct cause of the accident, the cockpit voice recorder and part of the main wing, company officials said.
Oh cautions those who point to the chemical soup now permeating our air, water and food supply as the direct cause, however.
The analysis suggested the possibility that smoking and ADHD might be influenced by a common set of genes and that maternal smoking, therefore, might not be a direct cause of ADHD in children.
Indeed, a continuation of the Louvre compact might well have prevented the Japanese bubble: an effective agreement to avoid renewed dollar appreciation and yen decline, as occurred in the late 1980s, would have pushed Japan to stimulate domestic demand through fiscal rather than monetary policy and thus obviated the direct cause of its subsequent travail.
It is unclear whether the right heart thrombus is a direct cause of or simply a marker of adverse outcome.
Within the 15 EU states,about 370 million people smoke and tobacco is a direct cause of half a million deaths annually.
The direct cause of her death is organ failure due to a drop in blood pressure, and this is believed to have been caused by complications from inflammation of the lungs and sepsis.
pylori is now recognized as a direct cause of adenocarcinoma of the stomach.
The development of Autism is a multi-faceted pathway: There is no single direct cause and effect for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Chinese medicine though there are a set of cofactors that must be present.
The debate raging over whether or not the cramped conditions for economy class airline passengers is a direct cause of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will hopefully be settled when the results of an innovative survey are known later this year.
Taiwan's aviation authorities, which have been investigating a Singapore Airlines crash in 2000 that killed 83 people, have said that the final report will not state the direct cause of the accident.
This is very persuasive evidence, although the author notes that dietary research cannot confirm a direct cause and effect relationship.
Coupled with the wolf question is that of the destruction of crops by gophers, which is the direct cause of the greater financial loss to the Territories as a whole, than the losses suffered by our ranchers through the depredations committed by wolves.
MCI is committed to reducing the number of mothers who die or are severely injured as a direct cause of neglect during pregnancy and childbirth in developing countries.
The researchers suggest that this mechanism may be the direct cause of insulin resistance observed in HIV-infected patients who take PIs.