Cause

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Constant antecedent.
<- N
PARAG:Cause->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cause
cause
origin
source
principle
element
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ occasioner
occasioner
prime mover
primum mobile
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ vera causa
vera causa
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ author
author
&c.(producer) 164
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ mainspring
mainspring
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ agent
agent
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ leaven
leaven
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ groundwork
groundwork
foundation
&c.(support) 215
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ spring
spring
fountain
well
font
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fountainhead
fountainhead
spring head
wellhead
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fons et origo
fons et origo
genesis
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ descent
descent
&c.(paternity) 166
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ remote cause
remote cause
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ influence
influence
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ pivot
pivot
hinge
turning point
lever
crux
fulcrum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ key
key
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ proximate cause
proximate cause
causa causans
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ straw that breaks the camel's back
straw that breaks the camel's back
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ ground
ground
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ reason
reason
reason why
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ why and wherefore
why and wherefore
rationale
occasion
derivation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ final cause
final cause
&c.(intention) 620
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ les dessous des cartes
les dessous des cartes
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ undercurrents
undercurrents
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ rudiment
rudiment
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ egg
egg
germ
embryo
bud
root
radix radical
etymon
nucleus
seed
stem
stock
stirps
trunk
tap-root
gemmule
radicle
semen
sperm
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ nest
nest
cradle
nursery
womb
nidus
birthplace
hotbed
GRP: \\ N \\ 8
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ causality
causality
causation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ origination
origination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 8 \\ production
production
&c. 161
PARAG:Cause->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be the cause
be the cause
&c.->N.
of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ originate
originate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give origin to
give origin to
give rise
to
give occasion to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ cause
cause
occasion
sow the seeds of
kindle
suscitate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ bring on
bring on
bring to bring pass
bring about
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ produce
produce
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ create
create
&c. 161
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ set up
set up
set afloat
set on foot
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ found
found
broach
institute
lay the foundation of
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lie at the root of
lie at the root of
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ procure
procure
induce
draw down
open the door to
superinduce
evoke
entail
operate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ elicit
elicit
provoke
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ conduce to
conduce to
&c.(tend to) 176
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ contribute
contribute
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ have a hand in the pie
have a hand in the pie
have a finger in the pie
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ determine
determine
decide
turn the scale
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ have a common origin
have a common origin
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ derive its origin
derive its origin
&c.(effect) 154
PARAG:Cause->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ caused
caused
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ causal
causal
original
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ primary
primary
primitive
primordial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ aboriginal
aboriginal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ protogenal
protogenal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ radical
radical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ embryonic
embryonic
embryotic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ in embryo
in embryo
in ovo
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ seminal
seminal
germinal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ at the bottom of
at the bottom of
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ connate
connate
having a common origin
PARAG:Cause->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ because
because
&c. 155
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ behind the scenes
behind the scenes

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