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cause

noun  /kɔz/ us  

cause noun (REASON)

[C/U] something without which something else would not happen: [C] The investigation will determine the cause of the airplane accident. [C] She studied the causes of human behavior. [C/U] Cause is also reason for doing or feeling something: [U] He had just cause to feel disturbed by these events. [U] There is no cause for alarm.

cause noun (PRINCIPLE)

[C] an idea or principle strongly supported by some people: He devoted himself to charitable causes and gave away millions of dollars.
cause
verb [T]  /kɔz/ us  
The wind and rain caused several accidents.
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