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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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Exogenous causes include herbal products, such as tea tree oil, or medications.
Endogenous factors pertain to internal stressors, while exogenous causes may include conditioned fear (yielded by previous bad experiences), distrust of dental professionals, and somatic intra-operative reactions,which may affect dental experience.
False variation in readings can be caused by thermal artifacts that result from air drafts, patient positioning or movement, medical treatments, variation in haired or feathered areas, or other exogenous causes of warm and cool zones.
Stress, weight changes, inflammation, Para inflammation, endocrine disorders, insulin resistance, exogenous causes especially in male could be one of the causes of infertility.
Keynes insisted that there is a neat dividing line between those (the orthodox) who believe that the system is self-adjusting in the end, and therefore rely in their explanation on exogenous causes or on frictions and maladjustments, and those (the heretics) who reject this idea, thereby supplying endogenous explanation of crises ('Poverty in Plenty: Is the Economic System Self-Adjusting', November 1934, in Collected Writings vol.