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'cause

 (kôz, kŭz)
conj. Informal
Because.

cause

(kɔz)

n., v. caused, caus•ing. n.
1. a person that acts or a thing that occurs so as to produce a specific result: the cause of the accident.
2. the reason or motive for some action: a cause for rejoicing.
3. good or sufficient reason: to complain without cause.
4.
a. a ground of legal action.
b. a case for judicial decision.
5. a principle, ideal, goal, or movement to which a person or group is dedicated: the Socialist cause; the human rights cause.
v.t.
6. to be the cause of; bring about.
Idioms:
make common cause, to unite in a joint effort.
[1175–1225; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin causa reason, sake]
caus′a•ble, adj.
caus`a•bil′i•ty, n.

'cause

(kɔz, kʌz, unstressed kəz)

conj. Informal.
because.
[1400–50]
Translations

'cause

[ˈkəz] cause [ˈkɔːz] conj (= because) → parce que