View definitions for because
conjunction as in on account of
Because he's joined the colors—he's not dead!Because he's found his duty—he's not lost!
I will drive you over-because it is rather a lonesome walk for you.
He was silent; and presently she said: "I—the reason of it—my crying—is b-b-because I don't wish you to be unhappy."
Can you picture a room where the portires are all of different lengths?because the decorator had no sense of line value?
At length she stammered: "I did not come b-because I simply couldn't stand it!"
When To Use
What are other ways to say because?
The conjunction because introduces a direct reason for an occurrence or action: I was sleeping because I was tired. As and since are so casual as to imply merely circumstances attendant on the main statement: As (or since) I was tired, I was sleeping. The reason, proof, or justification introduced by for is like an afterthought or a parenthetical statement: I was famished, for I had not eaten all day. The more formal inasmuch as implies concession; the main statement is true in view of the circumstances introduced by this conjunction: Inasmuch as I was tired, it seemed best to sleep.
On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to because, such as: as, as a result of, as long as, as things go, being, and by cause of.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.