1. [syn: causing, causation]
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
I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days.
--Gen. vii. 4.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of causing something to happen [syn: causing,