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English definition of “cause”

cause

noun [C] (PRINCIPLE)    /kɔːz/ US  /kɑːz/
C1 a socially valuable principle that is strongly supported by some people : They are fighting for a cause - the liberation of their people . I'll sponsor you for £10 - it's all in a good cause.Goals and purposes
(Definition of cause noun (PRINCIPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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