Translation of cause in Spanish:


causa, n.

Pronunciation /kɔz/ /kɔːz/

See Spanish definition of causa


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    • 1.1(of accident, event)

      causa feminine
      the cause of death is unknown se desconoce la causa de la muerte
      • This way of thinking led to his distinctive ideas about the causes of natural phenomena.
      • Visiting Alice in hospital, Byrne would often ask the psychiatrists for an explanation for her condition, a root cause.
      • We must also determine the causes of this phenomenon.
      • As with all sudden deaths, a post-mortem examination was carried out and, according to a Garda spokesman, death was due to natural causes.
      • She said: ‘They did not find anything so they had to put it down as a sudden death due to natural causes.’
      • We will explain the cause of these phenomena when discussing the light conditions in plant communities.
      • Since the condition's causes remain elusive, the best way for parents to cope with the threat of cot death is to arm themselves with as much information as possible.
      • Although the causes of the condition are unknown, most scientists believe the disorder has both genetic and environmental components.
      • Opinions differ as to the causes of this phenomenon, in which white protesters are almost always the victims.
      • Poor insulation against the cold is being blamed as one of the main causes of the rise in the death rate.
      • Instead, it pointed to soil erosion as being the cause of sea level rise.
      • By measuring errors or gaps in the process, you can identify the underlying root causes of process issues.
      • Smoking is the primary preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States.
      • Injuries to the eye are one of the most common preventable causes of blindness.
      • Investigate the root cause of the problem and combine together with your child to find a way of combating it.
      • Finally, FDA said, the firm failed to identify the root cause of software code problems.
      • Several tests may help determine the underlying cause of chronic kidney disease.
      • First, cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
      • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly.
      • Police are investigating the possibility of mechanical failure as the cause of the accident.

    • 1.2(reason, grounds)

      motivo masculine
      razón feminine
      there's some cause for concern existen motivos / razones para preocuparse
      • there's no cause for concern no hay por qué preocuparse
      • I have every cause to regret it tengo motivos sobrados para lamentarlo
      • without (good) cause sin causa (justificada) / motivo (justificado)
      • she was furious, and with (good) cause estaba furiosa, y con (toda la) razón
      • to show cause fundamentar
      • Lopez is said to have promised not to dismiss him ‘without good cause or reason’.
      • Vandalism and criminal damage caused by airguns is an increasing problem which is giving cause for concern according to police.
      • When the horse suffered a mild fetlock injury on July 22 it was a cause for concern but no cause for panic.
      • For most this would be cause for celebration, but for Daniel it is cause for concern.
      • However, one of the trustees of the pension fund at Irish Sugar insists that there is no immediate cause for concern.
      • It has given us some cause for concern for the week ahead.
      • Sodium is the component in salt that gives cause for concern, as it contributes to high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes.
      • Asked about the impact on school buses and other services, City of York Council said there was no cause for concern or panic at the moment.
      • The most significant cause for concern is the transport issue.
      • What is happening in our universities gives deep cause for concern.
      • However it was Eoin's eating habits that gave John and Theresa serious cause for concern.
      • The Water Service however continue to state that there is no cause for concern.
      • He believes that fundamental issues about the way we run the world are legitimate cause for concern.
      • It was a crazy episode in which Ricksen was presented, not without good cause, as a victim.
      • She was taken to Edinburgh on Friday after ultrasound scans revealed cause for concern.
      • Mum phoned me while I was on tour and told me the doctors said there was cause for concern.
      • Now, ordinarily, my friend, that alone would be major cause for concern.
      • Still, exposure to the virus is not necessarily cause for alarm in healthy individuals.
      • But the government's decision to shelve the bill is no cause for celebration.

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    • 2.1(ideal, movement)

      causa feminine
      to fight/die for the cause luchar/morir por la causa
      • it's a good cause es una buena causa
      • he worked for the cause of nuclear disarmament trabajó en pro del desarme nuclear
      • Kent Kaiser likewise has a long record as public advocate for conservative causes, and particularly those of the religious right.
      • However you choose to play the numbers game, these protests clearly did not represent a movement of people committed to a cause.
      • Since his retirement, Cronkite has been an outspoken advocate of liberal causes.
      • He said that they had decided to quit the NMSII because they wanted to give a face to the ideas, the causes and the principles for which they had become MPs.
      • He was a man who stood firmly and courageously for causes and principles, including opposition to the apartheid regime in South Africa.
      • How can a team of foreigners be so committed to the cause?
      • As an advocate for the cause, she is all the more effective for taking a line in wry understatement unusual in this context.
      • That is, women must be guaranteed the right to protest freely any restrictions on their rights and to advocate their cause to the public.
      • Instead, she was measured, eloquent and undoubtedly committed to her cause.
      • Senator Kennedy is extremely committed to the cause of the undocumented Irish and he is a very important ally for us.
      • It has invited various professions and organisations to put forward ambassadors who are prepared to champion its cause.
      • Over the years, she has remained committed to the cause of upholding the Gandhian values.
      • From the late 1980s onwards she became an ardent advocate of the Kurdish cause.
      • Bartlett has already committed himself to the cause and has sacrificed his international career to do so.
      • Indeed, many of the early leaders were committed to the cause of the proletarian class.
      • Later the Civil Rights movement took up the cause of further emancipation.
      • How this is supposed to help her cause is less obvious.
      • You can choose to champion their noble cause or put them in their place.
      • He added that he would mobilise all former players, fans and well-wishers to support the noble cause.
      • Many regimes in the region see the group as a cause deserving support, not a threat to their rule.

    • 2.2Law

      causa feminine
      to plead sb's cause abogar por algn
      • He always fought individual causes with the same passion that he applied to collective ones.
      • Every individual shall have the right to have his cause heard.
      • At the same time, the reluctance of some women with legitimate causes to plead a suit of force and fear at all, hints that they feared the courts might have condoned the use of coercion.
      • His underlying common law cause of action arose on the date of his injury in December 1996.
      • Laurier decided to defend the cause because he believed in minority rights but he did not approve of Riel.
      • He never let go of his grudge against the Oppenheimers and was adamant about fighting his cause in court.

transitive verb

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    to cause sb/sth to + inf hacer que algn/algo + subj
    to cause sb problems causarle / ocasionarle problemas a algn
    • to cause sb sorrow/pain causarle tristeza/dolor a algn
    • The foam and plastic from the seats caused the fire to spread rapidly though the bus.
    • Swindon Council may also serve a warning notice on riders causing a noise nuisance.
    • PC Barlow says he was causing a noise nuisance and had also ridden his bike at a car.
    • Litter bugs are causing an alarming increase in the number of rats in Bolton town centre.
    • I just want them to admit what they have done and apologise for causing the death of my husband.
    • This was causing everyone a lot of distress and I thought it had gone on long enough.
    • We talked about the good old days and my mum looked in to see what was causing the raucous laughter.
    • In a population consisting of individuals lacking the gene, smoking causes lung cancer.
    • I've long been skeptical of the claim that the MMR vaccine causes autism.
    • Inversion is the atmospheric condition that causes smoke to not rise above roof top height, and to hang in the air near the ground.
    • The four-year-old, whose condition causes communication and behavioural problems, is due to start at Frogwell Primary School in September.
    • The condition causes weight loss, anaemia, diarrhoea, digestive problems, tiredness, breathlessness and mouth ulcers.
    • He says crowded modern life causes noise to rise in our society - and constantly adjusting to this level of noise can lead to a medical condition.
    • For instance, there is no evidence that a rise in temperature causes more tropical cyclones.
    • If a particular exercise or movement causes pain, stop doing it.
    • This principle causes more difficulty than any other, particularly in the United States.
    • This constant movement causes water to evaporate, the nectar to thicken and the concentration of sugar to increase.
    • The paralysis causes panic and the individual tries to scream, but can't.
    • To the extent that a job or career drains an individual, or causes him or her to be dishonest or mean, it is surely damaging.