Cause, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caused p. pr. & vb. n. Causing.] To effect as an agent; to produce; to be the occasion of; to bring about; to bring into existence; to make; -- usually followed by an infinitive, sometimes by that with a finite verb.
I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days. --Gen. vii. 4.
Cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans. --Col. iv. 16.
Syn: -- To create; produce; beget; effect; occasion; originate; induce; bring about.
n : the act of causing something to happen [syn: causation]