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  1. cause

    • IPA[kôz]

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    • n.
      a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition;reasonable grounds for doing, thinking, or feeling something
    • v.
      make (something, especially something bad) happen
    • noun: cause, plural noun: causes

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    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition:

      the cause of the accident is not clear

    • 2. reasonable grounds for doing, thinking, or feeling something:

      Faye's condition had given no cause for concern

      class size is a cause for complaint in some schools

    • 3. a principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate:

      she devoted her life to the cause of deaf people

      I'm raising money for a good cause

    • 4. a matter to be resolved in a court of law:

      forty-five causes were entered in the list for the March session

    • 5. an individual's case offered at law:

      the rule that no man should be a judge in his own cause

    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. make (something, especially something bad) happen:

      this disease can cause blindness

      we have no idea what has happened to cause people to stay away

    • conj. short for because

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    • conj. short for because

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    • n. reasonable grounds to believe that a particular person has committed a crime, especially to justify making a search or preferring a charge:

    • warrants allow police to detain people, but not handcuff and search them without probable cause

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    • n. a person or thing that can no longer hope to succeed or be changed for the better:

    • their opposition to planning for full employment was a lost cause

      he denied his drinking problem, and his friend left believing he was a lost cause

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    • n. (in Aristotelian thought) the matter or substance which constitutes a thing.

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    • n. a person or thing that can no longer hope to succeed or be changed for the better:

    • their opposition to planning for full employment was a lost cause

      he denied his drinking problem, and his friend left believing he was a lost cause

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    • n. the basic cause of something:

    • these drugs do not address the root cause of the problem

      efforts to stamp out the root causes of poverty

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    • ph. produce satisfactory grounds for application of (or exemption from) a procedure or penalty

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    • IPA[kɔːz]

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    • n.
      a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition:
    • the cause of the accident is not clear
    • v.
      make (something, especially something bad) happen:
    • this disease can cause blindness

      we have no idea what has happened to cause people to stay away

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