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Another word for why

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  1. That which provides a reason or justification

      1. For what purpose or reason; why.
      2. Therefore.
      3. A purpose or cause:
      1. The basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction:
      2. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. An event or happening, or the time of an event or happening:
      2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
      3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
      1. The condition or quality of being necessary.
      2. Something necessary:
      3. Something dictated by invariable physical laws.
      1. The act of justifying.
      2. The condition or fact of being justified.
      3. Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
      1. The solid surface of the earth.
      2. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
      3. Soil; earth:
      1. The producer of an effect, result, or consequence.
      2. The one, such as a person, event, or condition, that is responsible for an action or result.
      3. A basis for an action or response; a reason:
      1. To say in a loud voice; announce:
      2. To demand or ask for the presence of:
      3. To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke:
  2. A fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

      1. For what purpose or reason; why.
      2. Therefore.
      3. A purpose or cause:
      1. The basis or motive for an action, decision, or conviction:
      2. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
      3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
      1. The evidence or argument that compels the mind to accept an assertion as true.
      2. The validation of a proposition by application of specified rules, as of induction or deduction, to assumptions, axioms, and sequentially derived conclusions.
      3. A statement or argument used in such a validation.
      1. The solid surface of the earth.
      2. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
      3. Soil; earth:
      1. A discussion in which disagreement is expressed; a debate.
      2. A quarrel; a dispute.
      3. A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
  3. What one intends to do or achieve

      1. An examination using the eyes; a look:
      2. Field of vision:
      3. A scene or vista:
      1. An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice.
      2. Something aimed or fired at.
      3. An object of criticism or verbal attack.
      1. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
      2. Determination; resolution:
      3. To intend or resolve:
      1. A sharp or tapered end:
      2. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
      3. A tapering extension of land projecting into water; a peninsula, cape, or promontory.
      1. Existing independent of or external to the mind; actual or real:
      2. Based on observable phenomena; empirical:
      3. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices:
      1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
      2. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
      3. A limiting factor that must be considered:
      1. The denotation, referent, or idea associated with a word or phrase:
      2. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
      3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. The action or fact of intending:
      2. An aim that guides action; an objective:
      3. Purpose with respect to marriage:
      1. Something that is intended; an aim or purpose.
      2. The state of mind necessary for an act to constitute a crime.
      3. Firmly fixed; concentrated:
      1. The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
      2. A structure or area into which players endeavor to propel a ball or puck in order to score points.
      3. A play or shot that sends a ball or puck into or through the goal.
      1. Either extremity of something that has length:
      2. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
      3. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.
      2. The object or goal desired:
      3. Desire for exertion or activity; energy:
      1. To direct (a weapon or camera) toward a point.
      2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
      3. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:

Another word for why