cause-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: induce, make happen

The black ice has caused several accidents tonight.
Seeing how fit John was caused me to join his health club.
The new movie is causing an uproar.

VerbNet: engender-27
FrameNet: Causation
PropBank: cause.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2