cause

  

Definition

Action, inaction, or occurrence that brings about a change, effect, reaction, or result, or provides grounds for initiating a legal proceeding.

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  • Jeff had just cause to punch that dude in the face after all the things he said about Jeff's sister and her friends.

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  • All actions have an equal and opposite reaction, therefore there must be an initial cause that initialized this chain of events.

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  • Mr. Tortellini was in a fantastic mood again and Corinne wondered what could've happened to cause such an amazing improvement in his mood for the last three weeks .

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