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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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If 20% of these infections were caused by fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter spp.
If the dopamine-blocked rats showed roaming activities, scientists would know it couldn't be caused by dopamine in the NAc.
1989), so the delay in cerebral development caused by congenital hypothyroidism (CH) results mainly from postnatal TH deficiency.
Historically, these castings ran at a 3-5% scrap level, which caused an unacceptable number of returns for sub-surface porosity.
Y contends that it had reasonable cause for nonpayment of its employment taxes, due to financial distress caused by the loss of its main customer in late 1995, which accounted for 80% of its business until the end of that year, when it moved its metal finishing in house.
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) most commonly causes herpes labialis (cold sores) with an increasing number of genital HSV-1 cases being reported; these are suspected to be caused through oral sex.
A company once asked him to see if its specially bred beans caused less gas than ordinary beans.
Patients who have more than simple fluid in the ear--particularly an infection that has caused inflammation in the mastoid air cell system--can begin draining shortly after the tube has been placed.
Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes.
The big question is whether these various effects are caused by so-called endocrine disruptors in the environment.
CFS was once stereotyped as a new "yuppie flu" because those who sought help for and caused scientific interest in CFS in the early 1980s were mainly well-educated, well-off women in their thirties and forties.
Tetanus (sometimes called lockjaw) is caused by the toxin (poison) of a bacterium.
Tetanus is caused by germs in dirt and rusty metal that get into the body through a cut.
If the disease is severe, bleeding, tearing, and blistering caused by rubbing or bumping the skin can cause pain.
Not fully considering the pattern reflected by several unusual fluctuations when trying to explain what caused them.