Significado de “cause” - en el Diccionario Inglés

cause en inglés británico

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causenoun

uk /kɔːz/ us /kɑːz/

cause noun (REASON)

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.

C2 [ U ] a reason to feel something or to behave in a particular way:

He's never given me any cause for concern.

Más ejemplos

  • One common cause of homelessness is separation or divorce.
  • They are demanding an inquiry into the cause of the accident.
  • I don't really think he had any cause to complain.
  • Sugar is a major cause of tooth decay.
  • Forensic scientists are examining the wreckage for clues about the cause of the explosion.

cause noun (PRINCIPLE)

C1 [ C ] 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.

Más ejemplos

  • Her study has considerably advanced the cause of equal rights.
  • Environment protesters have made common cause with local people to stop the motorway being built.
  • He has always shown great dedication to the cause.
  • Vegetarianism is one cause she does not espouse.
  • He has probably done more to further the cause of interracial harmony than any other person.

causeverb [ T ]

uk /kɔːz/ us /kɑːz/

B2 to make something happen, especially something bad:

Most heart attacks are caused by blood clots.
[ + two objects ] I hope the children haven't caused you too much trouble.

Más ejemplos

  • Sitting hunched over a computer all day can cause problems.
  • Some types of paint on toys can cause lead-poisoning in children.
  • The bomb was designed to cause the maximum amount of damage.
  • He's always trying to cause trouble between us.
  • Smoking can cause respiratory diseases.

causeconjunction

also 'cause uk /kɒz/ us /kɑːz/ informal

(Definición de cause del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

cause en inglés americano

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causenoun

us /kɔz/

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 ] us /kɔz/

The wind and rain caused several accidents.

(Definición de cause del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)