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Entry Word: cause
Function: noun
Text: 1 someone or something responsible for a result <the much-debated causes of the American Civil War>
Synonyms antecedent, occasion, reason
Related Words consideration, determinant, factor; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, spring
Near Antonyms ramification; denouement, repercussion; conclusion, end; by-product, side effect
Antonyms aftereffect, aftermath, consequence, corollary, development, effect, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot
2 a series of activities undertaken to achieve a goal <joined the freedom fighters' cause as a young man> -- see CAMPAIGN