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English definition of “cause”

cause

noun (REASON)    /kɔːz/ US  /kɑːz/
B2 [C or U] the reason why something, especially something bad, happens: The police are still trying to establish the cause of the fire. She had died of natural causes. I wouldn't tell you without (good) cause (= if there was not a (good) reason). I believe we have/there is just cause (= a fair reason) for taking this action.Causing things to happen C2 [U] a reason to feel something or to behave in a particular way: He's never given me any cause for concern.Motives and reasons
(Definition of cause noun (REASON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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