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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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This patient had retained intrauterine contraceptive device which might be the possible predisposing cause.
By the end of the century, although no scientist had been able to trace a precise etiology, surgeons took it for granted that irritation from the foreskin was "a predisposing cause to epithelioma of the penis.
It is tempting to speculate that our patient had suffered from occult focal colonic inflammatory disease that led to her abscess and subsequent rectovaginal fistula, for diverticulitis has been reported as a predisposing cause of ovarian abscess.
Other studies (11), also reported that most common predisposing cause of ulceration was corneal trauma, usually with organic agricultural materials.
1,2 In 30% cases of portal biliopathy, extrahepatic portal hypertension is the predisposing factor, in as many as half of the patients there is no predisposing cause.