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See also 'cause, and causé

English

Etymology

From French cause, borrowed from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] causa.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

Singular
cause

Plural
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  1. The source or reason of an event or action
  2. The goal, aim, principle
    He is fighting for a just cause.

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to cause

Third person singular
caus

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to cause (third-person singular simple present caus, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To set off an event or action.
    The explosion caused a panic.
  2. To actively produce as a result, by means of force or authority.
    The explosion caused much damage to the building.

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from classical [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] causa. Compare chose.

Pronunciation

Noun

cause f. (plural causes)

  1. cause
  2. case (a legal proceeding)

Derived terms

Verb

cause

  1. Third person singular indicative of causer

Italian

Noun

cause f.

  1. Plural form of causa.

Portuguese

Verb

cause

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of verb causar.
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with você?) present subjunctive of verb causar.
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of verb causar.
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of verb causar.

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