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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cause \Cause\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caused; p. pr. & vb. n. Causing.] [F. causer, fr. cause, fr. L. causa. See Cause, n., and cf. Acouse.] To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb. [1913 Webster] I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days. --Gen. vii. 4. [1913 Webster] Cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans. --Col. iv. 16. Syn: To create; produce; beget; effect; occasion; originate; induce; bring about. [1913 Webster]