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because

conjunction

Synonyms of because

for the reason that
  • I simply can't go to work today because I don't feel well

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The first known use of because was in the 14th century

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“Because.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/because. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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