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Synonyms for becausebɪˈkɔz, -ˈkɒz, -ˈkʌz

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  1. because(conjunction)

    By or for the cause that; on this account that; for the reason that.

    for, since, forwhy, \u2235, inasmuch as, as, for that, forthy, therefore

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. because

    Because, literally by-cause, is the most direct and complete word for giving the reason of a thing. Since, originally denoting succession in time, signifies a succession in a chain of reasoning, a natural inference or result. As indicates something like, coordinate, parallel. Since is weaker than because; as is weaker than since; either may introduce the reason before the main statement; thus, since or as you are going, I will accompany you. Often the weaker word is the more courteous, implying less constraint; for example, as you request it, I will come, rather than I will come because you request it. Inasmuch as is a formal and qualified expression, implying by just so much, and no more; thus, inasmuch as the debtor has no property, I abandon the claim. For is a loose connective, giving often mere suggestion or indication rather than reason or cause; as, it is morning, for (not because) the birds are singing.

    Compare synonyms for BUT; NOTWITHSTANDING.

    as, for, inasmuch as, since

    altho, however, nevertheless, notwithstanding, notwithstanding, yet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. because(conj.)

    for, since, as, for the cause that, for the reason that, on this account that, inasmuch as

  2. because(conj.)

    on account, by reason

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

since, as, due, oj, cos, already, for, therefore, owing, jo, that, cause, by

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