Synonyms of cause in English:

cause


See definition of cause

noun

1‘the cause of the fire has not been found’

SYNONYMS
source, root, origin, beginning, beginnings, starting point, seed, germ, genesis, agency, occasion
mainspring, base, basis, foundation, bottom, seat
originator, author, creator, producer, agent, prime mover, maker
fons et origo
literary fountainhead, wellspring, fount, begetter
rare radix
ANTONYMS

effect, result

2‘there is no cause for alarm’

SYNONYMS
reason, grounds, justification, call, need, necessity, occasion, basis, motive, motivation, inducement, excuse, pretext, purpose, stimulus, provocation

3‘aid projects must serve the cause of human rights’

SYNONYMS
principle, ideal, belief, belief in, conviction, tenet
object, end, aim, objective, purpose, interest
movement, enterprise, undertaking, charity

4‘he visited Germany to plead his cause with politicians’

SYNONYMS
case, suit, lawsuit, action, dispute, contention, point of view

verb

1‘this disease can cause blindness’

SYNONYMS
bring about, give rise to, be the cause of, lead to, result in, create, begin, produce, generate, originate, engender, spawn, occasion, effect, bring to pass, bring on, precipitate, prompt, provoke, kindle, trigger, make happen, spark off, touch off, stir up, whip up, induce, inspire, promote, foster
literary beget, enkindle
rare effectuate
ANTONYMS

result from