Meaning of CAUSE in English

CAUSE

n.

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: caused ; caus · ing

Date: 14th century

1 : to serve as a cause or occasion of < cause an accident>

2 : to compel by command, authority, or force < caused him to resign>

– caus · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.