Synonyms of cause in English:

cause


See definition of cause

noun

1‘the cause of the fire has not been found’

SYNONYMS

source, root, origin, starting point, seed, germ, genesis, agency, occasion

mainspring, base, basis, foundation, bottom, seat

originator, author, creator, producer, agent, prime mover, maker

fons et origo

literary fountainhead, wellspring, fount, begetter

rare radix

ANTONYMS

effect, result

2‘there is no cause for alarm’

SYNONYMS

reason, grounds, justification, call, need, necessity, occasion, basis, motive, motivation, inducement, excuse, pretext, purpose, stimulus, provocation

3‘aid projects must serve the cause of human rights’

SYNONYMS

principle, ideal, conviction, tenet

object, end, aim, objective, purpose, interest

movement, enterprise, undertaking, charity

4‘he visited Germany to plead his cause with politicians’

SYNONYMS

case, suit, lawsuit, action, dispute, contention, point of view


verb

1‘this disease can cause blindness’

SYNONYMS

bring about, give rise to, be the cause of, lead to, result in, create, begin, produce, generate, originate, engender, spawn, occasion, effect, bring to pass, bring on, precipitate, prompt, provoke, kindle, trigger, make happen, spark off, touch off, stir up, whip up, induce, inspire, promote, foster

literary beget, enkindle

rare effectuate

ANTONYMS

result from