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Main Entry: 1cause
Function: noun 1: something or someone that brings about a result or condition 2: a good or adequate reason <a cause for worry> <a cause for celebration> 3 a: a ground of legal action b: something supported or deserving support <a worthy cause> - cause·less /kz-ls/ adjective synonymsCAUSE, REASON, MOTIVE mean something that explains an effect or result. CAUSE applies to any event, circumstance, or condition that brings about or helps bring about a result <slippery roads were the cause of many accidents>. REASON applies to a traceable or explainable cause of a known effect <too little rain was the reason for the poor harvest>. MOTIVE applies to actions explained by a feeling or desire <greater knowledge was her motive for studying so hard> <police are trying to find a motive for the crime>.