because

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be·cause

conjunction \bi-ˈkz, -ˈkəz, -ˈks, bē-\

: for the reason that

Full Definition of BECAUSE

1
:  for the reason that :  since <rested because he was tired>
2
:  the fact that :  that <the reason I haven't been fired is because my boss hasn't got round to it yet — E. B. White>

Examples of BECAUSE

  1. I ran because I was afraid.
  2. Why did you do it? Because she told me to.

Origin of BECAUSE

Middle English because that, because, from by cause that
First Known Use: 14th century

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