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Engelsk substantiv: cause

1. cause (om begivenhet) events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey are trying to determine the cause of the crash.

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkinception, origin, origination

Mere spesifikke uttrykkaetiology, antecedent, etiology, factor, mutagenesis, producer

2. cause (om kommunikasjon) a justification for something existing or happening

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe had no cause to complain.
They had good reason to rejoice.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)grounds, reason

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkjustification

3. cause (om handling) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe supported populist campaigns.
They worked in the cause of world peace.
The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant.
The movement to end slavery.
Contributed to the war effort.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)campaign, crusade, drive, effort, movement

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkventure

Mere spesifikke uttrykkad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign, anti-war movement, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, charm campaign, consumerism, electioneering, feminism, feminist movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, lost cause, political campaign, reform, war, women's lib, women's liberation movement, youth crusade, youth movement

4. cause any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)causal agency, causal agent

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkphysical entity

Mere spesifikke uttrykkagent, agent, catalyst, cause of death, danger, destiny, deus ex machina, engine, fate, first cause, force, individual, killer, life principle, manipulator, mortal, nature, occult, operator, person, power, prime mover, primum mobile, somebody, someone, soul, supernatural, theurgy, vital principle

5. cause (om handling) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe family brought suit against the landlord.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)case, causa, lawsuit, suit

Mindre spesifikke uttrykklegal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Mere spesifikke uttrykkbastardy proceeding, civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit, moot, paternity suit

Overordnet kategorijurisprudence, law

Engelsk verb: cause

1. cause (om tilblivelse) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningCause a commotion.
Make a stir.
Cause an accident.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)do, make

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcreate, make

Mere spesifikke uttrykkactuate, breed, call forth, determine, effect, effectuate, engender, evoke, facilitate, force, impel, incite, influence, initiate, kick up, make, mold, motivate, move, occasion, pioneer, prompt, propel, provoke, regulate, set up, shape, spawn

2. cause (om kommunikasjon) cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe ads induced me to buy a VCR.
My children finally got me to buy a computer.
My wife made me buy a new sofa.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey cause him to write the letter

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)get, have, induce, make, stimulate

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody INFINITIVE

Mere spesifikke uttrykkbring, compel, decide, encourage, inspire, instigate, lead, let, obligate, oblige, persuade, prompt, solicit, suborn

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