Sell also: campaign, case, crusade, drive, effort, get, grounds, induce, lawsuit, make, movement, reason, stimulate, suit
• Noun: events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; example: "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
• Noun: a justification for something existing or happening; examples: "he had no cause to complain", "they had good reason to rejoice"
• Noun: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; examples: "he supported populist campaigns", "they worked in the cause of world peace", "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant", "the movement to end slavery", "contributed to the war effort"
• Noun: any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
• Noun: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; example: "the family brought suit against the landlord"
• Verb: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; examples: "cause a commotion", "make a stir", "cause an accident"
• Verb: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; examples: "The ads induced me to buy a VCR", "My children finally got me to buy a computer", "My wife made me buy a new sofa"
This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
The idea that we cause harm by doing what we perceive to be the right thing, that's another theme that interests me. Because most people don't intend to cause harm, they cause harm by doing the right thing - in their mind.
The cause of justice is the cause of humanity. Its advocates should overflow with universal good will. We should love this cause, for it conduces to the general happiness of mankind.
The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.
I'm just basically spillin' out my emotions to the world. 'Cause rap is about emotion. And I want you to feel what I'm feelin', 'cause that's what it's all about.
It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.
I'd rather do movies 'cause I am better at movies, but I do shows 'cause the opportunities have come forward.
We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
The Iraq conflict, while not a cause of extremism, has become a cause for extremists.
If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause.
That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness.
Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.
The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound.
My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature.
No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.
It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people call this thing God.
I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose.