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  • a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
    • the family brought suit against the landlord
  • any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
  • a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    • he 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
  • a justification for something existing or happening
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice
  • events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa
  • give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident
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