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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 individual nature of this necessary cause implies the possible existence of other necessary causes whose causation is at least potential.
It is important to note that, for diseases such as cancer, alcohol is constituted as a necessary cause of disease at the population level rather than in individual cases.
Those imposed on Iraq in the 1990s, for instance, appear to have been a necessary cause of more deaths than were inflicted by the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
I maintain that he would not, since he is the ultimate and necessary cause of Y ending up on his property--consequently, Y cannot be considered a trespasser, and X can be considered responsible for whatever happens to Y as a direct and immediate result of forcing him out of X' premises.
Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main risk factor and a necessary cause of cervical cancer.
Common to all the programs are (a) the expansion of government on a pretext of helping some unfortunate group or necessary cause, (b) the jockeying for position of lobbyists representing special interests seeking the best seat at the trough, and (c) the appropriations of huge sums of money, often in the tens or hundreds of billions of dollars, that end up in the coffers of those with the best lobbyists.
Persistent infection with high-risk oncogenic HPV types is a necessary cause of cervical cancer (4,5).
Walboomers J, Jacobs MV, Manos MM, Bosch FX, Kummer JA, Shah KV, et al, Human papillomavirus is a necessary cause of invasive cervical cancer worldwide.
When one read the Loci in context, it was clear that Melanchthon was not teaching that "good works are a necessary consequence of justification, but not a necessary cause or precondition" (62).
Drawing heavily upon the Mutakallimun, especially Alghazali, Maimonides argued that the celestial bodies have characteristics for which there is no necessary cause, such as the number and size of the celestial spheres, the direction in which they revolve, or the distribution of the fixed stars.
In the Iraqi conflict, the families of the dead are not comforted by the belief their loved ones died in a just and necessary cause.
Monopoly in SLI does not necessary cause much fear.
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