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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
cause /kɔ:z/
  • danh từ
    • nguyên nhân, nguyên do, căn nguyên
      • cause and effect: nguyên nhân và kết quả
      • the causes of war: những nguyên nhân của chiến tranh
    • lẽ, cớ, lý do, động cơ
      • a cause for complaint: lý do để than phiền
      • to show cause: trình bày lý do
    • (pháp lý) việc kiện, việc tố tụng
      • to gain one's cause: được kiện, thắng kiện
    • mục tiêu, mục đích
      • final cause: mục đích cứu cánh
    • sự nghiệp, đại nghĩa, chính nghĩa
      • revolutionary cause: sự nghiệp cách mạng
      • to fight for the just cause: chiến đấu cho chính nghĩa
    • in the cause of
    • in the cause of justice: vì công lý
    • to make commom cause with someone
      • theo phe ai, về bè với ai
  • ngoại động từ
    • gây ra, gây nên, sinh ra, làm ra, tạo ra
    • bảo, khiến, sai (ai làm việc gì)
      • to cause something to be done by somebody; to cause somebody to do something: sai ai làm việc gì
Concise Dictionary
+events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
+a justification for something existing or happening
+a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
+any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
+a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
+give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
+cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 origin, occasion, source, root, genesis, agent, prime mover, well-spring:
The cause of the train crash is not yet known.
2 originator, creator, producer, agent, agency:
His indecision was the cause of many of our problems.
3 ground or grounds, justification, reason, basis, call, motive:
You have no cause to be dissatisfied.
4 case, matter, issue, concern; movement, undertaking; ideal, belief:
We appealed the miners' cause to the high court.
5 make, induce:
What causes hot air to rise?
6 effect, bring on or about, give rise to, result in, produce, create, precipitate, occasion, lead to, induce, generate, provoke, promote; engender; motivate, compel:
Overeating causes indigestion.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C] the person or thing that makes sth happen: Unemployment is a major cause of poverty. + There was discussion about the fire and its likely cause. + Drinking and driving is one of the most common causes of traffic accidents.
2 [U] ~ (for sth) a reason for having particular feelings or behaving in a particular way: There is no cause for concern. + The food was excellent-I had no cause for complaint. + with / without good cause (= with / without a good reason)
3 [C] an organization or idea that people support or fight for: Animal welfare campaigners raised £70 000 for their cause last year. + a good cause (= an organization that does good work, such as a charity) + fighting for the Republican cause + The donation is the biggest private gift to a humanitarian cause.
See also - LOST CAUSE
4 [C] (law) a case that goes to a court of law
Idioms: be for / in a good cause worth doing, because it is helping other people
more at COMMON adj.
+ verb
to make sth happen, especially sth bad or unpleasant: [VN] Do they know what caused the fire? + Are you causing trouble again? + Doctors say her condition is causing some concern. + The bad weather is causing problems for many farmers. + deaths caused by dangerous driving + [VN to inf] The poor harvest caused prices to rise sharply. + [VNN] The project is still causing him a lot of problems.

cause / reason / purpose
The cause of something is what makes it happen: We do not yet know the cause of the accident.
A reason explains something: He has given no reasons for his decision. + There are several reasons why this is my favourite book. You talk about the reason for (not the reason of) something, but the cause of (not the cause for) something.
The purpose of something you do is the reason for doing it, the thing that you hope to achieve: The purpose of the trip is to raise funds for the election campaign.
Collocation Dictionary

1 sb/sth that makes sth happen


real, root, true, underlying
the root cause of the problem
| deeper, greater
A greater cause for resentment is the discrepancy in pay.
| biggest, chief, clear, fundamental, important, main, major, primary, prime, principal, significant | common
Smoking is a common cause of premature death.
| likely, possible | known, unknown | direct, indirect | immediate, initial | long-term, short-term | reasonable
There is no reasonable cause to suspect an unnatural death.
| contributory | hidden | social
the social causes of ill health


discover, find, identify
attempts to identify the immediate cause of the breakdown


be, lie in sth
The real cause of the problem lies in the poor construction of the bridge.


cause and effect, the cause of death, due to/from/of natural causes
He died of natural causes.

2 reason


good, great, real, reasonable


We have good cause to believe that he was involved in the crime.
| find
The experts may find cause to disagree with the school's decision.
| give (sb)
Her health is giving us great cause for concern.
| show
The onus is on government departments to show cause why information cannot be disclosed.


~ for
There is no cause for alarm.


cause for concern, with/without good cause, without just cause

3 aim that people believe in


deserving, good, just, noble, worthwhile, worthy
The money she left went to various worthy causes.
| bad, unjust | common
The different groups support a common cause.
| hopeless, lost
(= one that has failed or that cannot succeed)
| humanitarian, social | communist, socialist, etc.


be committed/sympathetic to, champion, fight for, further, help, promote, serve, support
young men willing to fight for the cause She was keen to do anything that would further the cause.
| take up
She has taken up the cause of animal rights.
| plead
He pleaded the cause of the local fishermen.


in a/the ~
prominent figures in the socialist cause
| in the ~ of
to disregard the strict letter of the law in the cause of true justice


a cause cel
(= a controversial issue that attracts a great deal of public attention),
(all) for/in a good cause
The function took a lot of organizing, but was all in a good cause.

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