give cause for (something)

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give cause for (something)

To justify something. The news that Callie's cancer was in remission gave cause for us to celebrate.
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give cause for something

to serve as a just cause for something; to warrant something. Your comments give cause for further investigation. I didn't give cause for you to worry so much.
See also: cause, give