cause

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cause is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
cause

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
cause

Plural
causes

  1. A cause makes something happen.
    The cause of the fire was lightning.
  2. (countable) A cause is a goal, aim or principle that people support or fight for.
    He is fighting for a just cause.

Verb[change]

Plain form
cause

Third-person singular
causes

Past tense
caused

Past participle
caused

Present participle
causing

(transitive)

  1. To cause something is to make it happen.
    His careless driving caused the car accident.