Definition of "causes" []

  • A person, thing, event, state, or action that produces an effect (noun)
  • Grounds for action; motive; justification (noun)
  • The ideals, etc, of a group or movement (noun)
  • The welfare or interests of a person or group in a dispute (noun)
  • A matter of widespread concern or importance (noun)
  • A ground for legal action; matter giving rise to a lawsuit (noun)
  • The lawsuit itself (noun)
  • (in the philosophy of Aristotle) any of four requirements for a thing's coming to be, namely material (material cause), its nature (formal cause), an agent (efficient cause), and a purpose (final cause) (noun)
  • To be the cause of; bring about; precipitate; be the reason for (verb)
  • Plural form of cause. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cause. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "causes" in a sentence
  • "Efficient causes are what we would now simply call ˜causes™."
  • "But while the existence of "natural laws" and the operation of "second causes" are equally admitted, and yet duly discriminated, large room is still left for diversities of opinion or of statement in regard to _the precise relation which God sustains to His works_, and especially in regard to _the nature and method of His agency in connection with the use of "second causes_.""
  • "In such a case, we can only reason on the principle that _like_ effects must have _like_ causes, that marks of _design_ imply a _designing_ cause, and that events which cannot be accounted for by _natural causes_ must be ascribed to a Power distinct from nature, and superior to it."