|Cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner.|
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.
|Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something.|
They are trying to determine the cause of the crash.
|A justification for something existing or happening.|
He had no cause to complain.
They had good reason to rejoice.
|A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end.|
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.
|A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.|
The family brought suit against the landlord.