CAUSEto make something happen, especially something bad 导致，引起，使发生
Heavy traffic is causing delays on the freeway.
The fire caused £15,000 worth of damage.
cause something for somebody
The oil spill is causing problems for coastal fisheries.
cause concern/uncertainty/embarrassment etc
The policy changes have caused great uncertainty for the workforce.
I’m sorry if I caused any confusion.
cause somebody trouble/problems etc
You’ve caused us all a lot of unnecessary worry.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to cause offence (=offend you).
cause somebody/something to do something
What caused you to change your mind?
5Do not say ‘cause that someone does something’. Say cause someone to do something.
不要说 ‘cause that someone does something’. 而要说cause someone to do something.
In everyday English, people usually use the expression make somebody do something rather than cause somebody to do something:
What made you change your mind?
Someone or something causes something:
Investigators are trying to find out what caused the accident.
Something causes a person or thing to do something:
The warmer temperatures caused the ice caps to melt.
The injury caused him to lose the game.
✗Don’t say: cause that someone does something
Someone or something makes another person or thing do something:
The warmer temperatures made the ice caps melt.
The injury made him lose the game.
✗Don’t say: make someone/something to do something
nCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1 : to make something happen, especially something bad 导致，引起，使发生
cause a problem
The heavy rain has been causing serious problems on the roads.
I decided not to complain because I didn’t want to cause trouble.
A fire had broken out and caused severe damage to the roof.
cause (a) disease
Scientists are trying to find out what causes the disease.
Rugby is one of the sports that are most likely to cause injury.
The infection can cause severe pain.
The famine caused the death of up to 400,000 people.
cause (a) delay
Bad weather caused delays at many airports.
cause an accident
75% of accidents are caused by speeding.
Floods caused chaos across much of the country.
Environmental issues are causing widespread concern.
Teachers say the reforms will cause confusion in schools.
cause offence/embarrassment (=offend/embarrass someone)
How can I refuse the invitation without causing offence?
cause to make something happen, especially something bad 导致，造成〔尤指坏事〕
Bad weather has caused a lot of problems on the roads.
The fault caused the whole computer system to shut down.
make somebody/something do something to cause someone to do something, or cause something to happen. Make is less formal than cause, and is the usualword to use in everyday English 促使某人做某事/某事发生〔make不如cause正式，是日常英语的常用单词〕
What made you decide to become a teacher?
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make you cry.
Gravity is the force which makes the planets move round the Sun.
be responsible for something if someone or something is responsible for something bad, they caused it to happen 是造成某事的原因〔指坏事〕
The excessive heat was responsible for their deaths.
A small militant group was responsible for the bombing.
bring about something to make something happen – used especially about changes or improvements 引起某事，带来某事〔尤指变化或进步〕
The Internet has brought about enormous changes in society.
It’s important that we do everything we can to bring about peace.
result in something if an action or event results in something, it makes that thing happen 导致某事，造成某事
The fire resulted in the deaths of two children.
The decision is likely to result in a large number of job losses.
lead to something to cause something to happen eventually after a period of time 引起某事，导致某事
The information led to several arrests.
A poor diet in childhood can lead to health problems later in life.
trigger if one event triggers another, it suddenly makes the second event happen 引发，触发
The incident triggered a wave of violence.
An earthquake off Java’s southern coast triggered a tsunami.
precipitate formal to make a very serious event happen very suddenly, which will affect a lot of people 使突然发生，引发〔严重的事件〕
The withdrawal of foreign investment would precipitate an economic crisis.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand precipitated World War I.
cause for• FAA officials see no cause for alarm in safety procedures.
in a good cause• But Will took it lying down - all in a good cause of course.• Hell, forgive and forget because it's all in a good cause.• It's all in a good cause. 6.• There speaks the nineteenth century: all gone, but in a good cause.• There is no excuse for inflicting them on your fellow-citizens by saying it is done in a good cause.• It was in a good cause.
1sb/sth that makes sth happen起因ADJECTIVE | VERB + CAUSE | CAUSE + VERB | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤real, root, true, underlying真正的起因；根本原因◇the root cause of the problem 這個問題的根本原因➤deeper更深層的原因◇A deeper cause for resentment is the discrepancy in pay. 導致怨憤的更深層的原因是薪酬上的差異。➤biggest, chief, clear, fundamental, important, leading, main, major, number-one, primary, prime, principal, significant最大的原因；首要原因；明顯的原因；根本原因；重要原因；主要原因▸➤common常見原因◇Smoking is a common cause of premature death. 吸煙是導致早死的一個常見原因。➤likely, possible, probable可能的原因▸➤known, unknown已知／未知起因▸➤direct, indirect直接／間接原因▸➤immediate, initial直接／初始原因▸➤contributory促成原因▸➤hidden隱藏的原因VERB + CAUSE➤determine, discover, find, identify, pinpoint, reveal確定／發現／找出／辨明／準確查明／透露原因◇attempts to identify the immediate cause of the breakdown 查明引起故障的直接原因的努力➤examine, investigate, study檢查／調查／研究原因➤know, understand瞭解／明白原因➤address探究原因CAUSE + VERB➤be, lie in sth, remain起因是；起因在於⋯◇What are the causes of the crisis? 危機的起因是什麼？◇The real cause of the problem lies in the poor construction of the bridge. 問題的真正原因在於橋的建築質量很差。PREPOSITION➤cause of⋯的原因◇the causes of blindness 致盲的原因PHRASES➤cause and effect因果▸➤the cause of death死因▸➤due to natural causes, from natural causes, of natural causes由於／因為／基於自然的因素◇He died of natural causes. 他是自然死亡的。➤the exact cause of sth, the precise cause of sth⋯的確切原因◇The precise cause of the accident is not known. 事故的確切原因還不知道。➤have many causes, have several causes, have various causes有很多／多個／各種各樣的原因cause
2reason理由ADJECTIVE | VERB + CAUSE | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤good, great, real, reasonable, sufficient正當的／充分的／真正的／合理的／充足的理由VERB + CAUSE➤have有理由◇We have good cause to believe that he was involved in the crime. 我們有充分理由相信他涉嫌此案。➤find找出理由◇The experts may find cause to disagree with the school's decision. 專家可能會找出不同意校方決定的理由。➤give (sb)給（某人）理由◇Her health is giving us great cause for concern. 她的健康狀況讓我們十分擔心。➤show表明理由◇The onus is on government departments to show cause why information cannot be disclosed. 政府部門有責任說明不能公開信息的理由。PREPOSITION➤cause for⋯的理由◇There is no cause for alarm. 沒有必要恐慌。PHRASES➤cause for concern, with good cause, without good cause, without just cause擔心的／有充足的／沒有充足的／沒有正當的理由cause
3aim that people believe in崇信的目標ADJECTIVE | VERB + CAUSE | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤deserving, good, just, noble, righteous, worthwhile, worthy值得為之奮鬥的事業；崇高的理想；正義的事業；偉大的目標；值得追求的理想◇The money she left went to various worthy causes. 她留下來的錢用到了各種有益的事業上。➤favourite/favorite, pet (NAmE) 最喜愛的／鍾愛的事業▸➤bad, unjust錯誤的目標；不正當的事業▸➤common共同的事業◇The different groups support a common cause. 不同的群體支持一項共同的事業。➤hopeless, lost (= one that has failed or that cannot succeed)無望的事業；徒勞的目標▸➤charitable, environmental, humanitarian, political, social慈善事業；環保事業；人道主義理想；政治理想；社會理想▸➤communist, conservative, liberal, socialist, etc.共產主義、保守主義、自由主義、社會主義等事業VERB + CAUSE➤advance, champion, embrace, fight for, further, help, promote, serve, support促進⋯事業；擁護⋯事業；為⋯事業而奮鬥；推動⋯事業；服務於⋯事業；支持⋯事業◇young men willing to fight for the cause 願意為這項事業而奮鬥的年輕人◇She would do anything that would further the cause. 只要是能促進這項事業的事情她都願意去做。➤be committed to, be sympathetic to投身於／贊同⋯事業▸➤join, take up加入／開始從事⋯事業◇She has taken up the liberal cause. 她已經開始投入自由主義事業。➤plead聲援⋯事業◇He pleaded the cause of the local fishermen. 他為了當地漁民的利益呼籲奔走。PREPOSITION➤for the cause of, in the cause of為⋯的事業；在⋯的事業中◇They were not prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the country. 他們沒打算為國家的事業而獻身。◇battles fought in the cause of decentralization 為權力下放的事業而進行的鬥爭➤in a/the cause在⋯事業中◇prominent figures in the socialist cause 社會主義事業中的著名人物PHRASES➤(all) for a good cause, (all) in a good cause (especially BrE) 值得做◇The function took a lot of organizing, but was all for / in a good cause. 這個活動費了不少勁兒組織，但這是值得做的好事。
cause noun ⇨charity (a good cause)⇨reason (no cause for alarm)⇨source (the cause of poverty)cause
➡ See also the entries for encourage3, prompt and stimulate另见encourage条第3义、prompt条和stimulate条cause ♦︎ result in sth ♦︎ lead (sth) to sth ♦︎ produce ♦︎ bring sth about ♦︎ give rise to sth ♦︎ create ♦︎ make ♦︎ induceThese words all mean to make sth happen.这些词均表示使发生、导致。PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆to cause / result in / lead to / produce / bring about / give rise to a / an change / shift / increase◆to cause / result in / lead to / produce / bring about a reduction in sth◆to cause / result in / lead to / produce / give rise to / create problems / difficulties◆to cause / result in / lead to / produce damage / friction◆to cause / result in / lead to / bring about the collapse / destruction / demise of sth◆to cause / lead to / produce / give rise to / create speculation / uncertainty◆to cause / lead to / give rise to / create discontent / dissatisfaction / resentment◆to result in / lead to / produce improvements / success◆to inevitably cause / result in / lead to / produce / bring about / give rise to / create sth■cause [transitive] to make sth happen, especially sth bad or unpleasant使（坏事）发生；造成；导致◆Do they know what caused the fire? 他们知道火灾的起因吗？◆Are you causing trouble again? 你又要惹麻烦吗？◆Doctors say her condition is causing some concern. 医生说她的健康状况开始令人担忧。◆The project is still causing him a lot of problems. 这个项目仍然给他带来许多麻烦。◆The poor harvest caused prices to rise sharply. 收成不好导致物价急剧上涨。 see also cause ⇨ sourcenoun■reˈsult in sth
to cause a particular situation, especially the loss or increase of sth; to have sth as a result造成，导致（某事物的损失或增加）；是⋯的成因◆Closure of the plant could result in the loss of thousands of jobs . 工厂关闭可能导致数千份工作流失。◆In 1965 their work resulted in a Nobel Prize. 1965年，他们的工作成果获得了诺贝尔奖。◆These policies resulted in many elderly and disabled people suffering hardship. 这些政策使许多老人和残疾人饱受困苦。 see also result ⇨ resultnoun, resulting,resultant ⇨ related■lead to sth■lead sth to sth
(led, led) to be the reason why sth happens; to have sth as a result导致；是⋯的成因◆The scandal ultimately led to his resignation. 该丑闻最终导致他辞职了。◆A reward was offered for information leading to an arrest. 提供线索使嫌犯被捕的人可获得赏金。◆These policies could lead the country to environmental catastrophe. 这些政策可能会使国家陷入环境的灾难。ⓘ Lead to sth is often used as part of a process of explaining or understanding sth. * lead to sth常在解释或理解某事的过程中使用。■produce [transitive] to cause a particular result or reaction引起；导致；使产生◆A phone call to the manager produced the result she wanted. 给经理打了一个电话就让她如愿以偿。◆The prime minister's speech produced an angry response from opposition parties. 首相的讲话激起了反对党派的愤怒反应。◆The drug produces a feeling of great happiness and excitement. 那种毒品会使人产生狂喜和兴奋的感觉。■ˌbring sth aˈbout
(brought, brought) to make sth happen, especially to cause sth to change over a period of time or in a number of stages造成，引起，导致（尤指渐进的或阶段性的变化）◆What brought about the change in his attitude? 是什么使他改变了态度？◆It was this scandal that finally brought about her downfall. 正是这桩丑闻最终导致她垮台。■give ˈrise to sth
(gave, given) (formal) to make or allow sth to happen or come into existence使发生；使形成◆The novel's success gave rise to a number of sequels. 这部小说的成功带来了一系列的续篇。◆The ocean gave rise to the first life on Earth. 海洋孕育了地球上最早的生命。■create [transitive] to produce a particular feeling or impression造成，引起，产生（感觉或印象）◆The company is trying to create a young energetic image. 该公司正试图塑造一个充满活力的年轻形象。◆The announcement only succeeded in creating confusion. 那个通告反而引起了混乱。■make [transitive] (made, made) to cause sth to appear as a result of breaking, tearing, hitting or removing material造成（破坏、破损等）◆The rock made a dent in the roof of the car. 石头把车顶砸了个坑。◆The holes in the cloth were made by moths. 布上的窟窿是虫蛀的。■induceɪnˈdjuːs; NAmEɪnˈduːs [transitive] (formal) to cause sth or make sth more likely to happen引起；导致；促进◆A glass of warm milk at bedtime may help to induce sleep. 睡前喝一杯热牛奶有助于促进睡眠。◆Doctors will begin bringing him out of a drug-induced coma on Sunday. 医生会在周日开始让他脱离药物引起的昏迷状态。ⓘ Induce is often used to talk about the effects that sth such as medicine, disease or injury has on the body. * induce常指药物、疾病或受伤等引发对身体的影响◆Hearing loss is often induced by exposure to loud noise. 遭受高噪音常会导致听力受损。
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0_0: Translations of cause
# v. 俾: cause, enable 促成: assist, bring about, cause, facilitate, favor, favour 促使: actuate, bestir, bring, cause, connive, impel 導致: bring about, cause, create, lead to, result 令: cause, make 令人: cause 惹: ask for, attract, cause, invite, offend, provoke 使: apply, cause, make, send, tell to do, use 使得: cause, make 引: attract, cause, cite, draw, guide, lead 引起: arouse, beget, cause, father, impassion, incite 致: cause, devote, extend, incur, send 致使: cause, occasion, result
# n. 根底: cause, foundation, root 故: acquaintance, cause, friend, happening, instance, reason 來頭: backing, cause 來由: cause, reason 起因: cause, origin 事業: career, cause, enterprise, facilities, plant, undertaking 業: business, line of business, cause, employment, enterprise, industry 因: cause, reason 因緣: cause 由: cause, reason 原: cause, level 緣故: cause, reason 原因: cause, origin, reason, wherefore 緣由: cause, reason
0_0: Definitions of cause
# noun. - a person or thing that gives rise to an action, phenomenon, or condition. * the cause of the accident is not clear - a principle, aim, or movement that, because of a deep commitment, one is prepared to defend or advocate. * she devoted her life to the cause of deaf people - a matter to be resolved in a court of law. * forty-five causes were entered in the list for the March session
# verb. - make (something, especially something bad) happen. * this disease can cause blindness
# conjunction. - short for because. * None
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