Translation of "cause" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kɔːz/ us /kɔz/ present participle causing, past tense and past participle caused

to make something happen, especially something bad

What caused the fire?
noun uk /kɔːz/ us /kɔz/

someone or something that makes something happen

They still don’t know the cause of the accident.

[ no plural ] a reason to feel something

There is no cause for alarm.

a reason for doing something, especially one that involves helping other people

The money will go to charity – it’s a good cause.

(Translation of “cause” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /koːz/

something or someone that produces an effect or result

Having no money is the cause of all my misery.

a reason for an action; a motive

razón, motivo
You had no cause to treat your wife so badly.

an aim or concern for which an individual or group works

cancer research and other deserving causes
We took this decision in the cause of peace.

(Translation of “cause” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)