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Another word for cause

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Noun
  1. That which produces an effect

    See also:

    start

  2. A basis for an action or a decision

    See also:

    start

  3. That which provides a reason or justification

  4. A goal or set of interests served with dedication

    See also:

    start

  5. A legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

    See also:

    law

Another word for cause

Synonym Study

  • A determinant is a cause that helps to determine the character of an effect or result ambition was a determinant in his success
  • An antecedent is an event or thing that is the predecessor of, and is usually to some extent responsible for, a later event or thing war always has its antecedents
  • A motive is an impulse, emotion, or desire that leads to action the motive for a crime
  • Reason implies the mental activity of a rational being in explaining or justifying some act or thought she had a reason for laughing
  • Cause refers to a situation, event, or agent that produces an effect or result carelessness is often a cause of accidents