sth which produces an effect; a person, thing, or event that makes sth happen
sth that provides a satisfactory reason for an action
aim, principle or movement that is strongly defended or supported
be the reason why sth happens
make sth happen
"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
"he had no cause to complain"
"they had good reason to rejoice"
"he supported populist campaigns"
"they worked in the cause of world peace"
"the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
"the movement to end slavery"
"contributed to the war effort"
"the family brought suit against the landlord"
"cause a commotion"
"make a stir"
"cause an accident"
"The ads induced me to buy a VCR"
"My children finally got me to buy a computer"
"My wife made me buy a new sofa"
The greatest events may be often traced to slender causes.
出自： S. Johnson
Bruno is buried, and his death from natural causes duly certified.
出自： G. B. Shaw
The sound of it falling must have been the cause of my waking.
出自： H. Innes
She caused them be led..Into a bowre.
Could not this man..have caused that even this man should not have died?
出自：Bible (AV): John
A Drench of Wine..the Patient's Death did cause.
The visitor pressed an electric button that caused a glass wall to roll back.
出自： C. Beaton
A cruel satirical short story, which..caused me great pain.
出自： L. Durrell
I do not think you have cause to worry.
The lightning caused the baby to cry.
That caused him much inconvenience.
误 The cause for the fire was carelessness.
正 The cause of the fire was carelessness.
析 cause指“起因”“原因”与of连用, cause指“理由”与for连用。
误 The cause of his success was on account of his hard work.
正 The cause of his success was his hard work.
正 His success was on account of his hard work.
析 the cause of和on account of都表示“原因”,故应该去掉on account of或the cause of,以避免重复。
误 What caused her blush like that?
正 What caused her to blush like that?
误 That caused me happy.
正 That caused me to be happy.
误 I was caused to reflect by incident.
正 The incident caused me to reflect.
误 I was absent for a week or so, caused by illness.
正 I was absent for a week or so on account of illness.
析 cause by不能当作副词使用。