cause

Part of speech: verb

To produce; effect; compel.

Part of speech: noun

That which produces anything or event.

Part of speech: noun

A reason; purpose; aim.

Part of speech: noun

A great enterprise.

Part of speech: noun

A lawsuit.

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Usage examples "cause":

  1. The husband, glad to get off so easily, promised that he would never again cause her any pain on his account. - "The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.)", Margaret, Queen Of Navarre.
  2. I do not think you have ever had cause to doubt my word. - "The Long Lane's Turning", Hallie Erminie Rives.
  3. You have had cause. - "Old Ebenezer", Opie Read.