due to

due to
1 her death was due to an infection: ATTRIBUTABLE TO, caused by, ascribed to, because of, put down to.
2 the train was cancelled due to staff shortages: BECAUSE OF, owing to, on account of, as a consequence of, as a result of, thanks to, in view of; formal by reason of.

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the number and influence of investors are increasing, due to several causes — Magazine of Wall Street

when German power was at its peak, due to the unpreparedness of her neighbors — Joseph Rosenfarb

the event was canceled due to inclement weather

— compare due I 5

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due to
1. Caused by
2. Owing to, because of (a use still deprecated by some, but now almost standard)
3. (of horses) pregnant by
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Main Entry:due

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due to UK US preposition ★★★
because of something

He almost died due to lack of oxygen.

The company’s financial losses were due to poor management.

partly due to/​due in part to:

The workforce was reduced, partly due to budget pressures.

largely due to:

The negative image of immigrants is largely due to ignorance.

Thesaurus: because and because ofsynonym
See also: owing to

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If an event is due to something, it happens or exists as a direct result of it.

His death was due to natural causes.

My desire to act was due to Laurence Olivier's performance in `Hamlet'.

Due to is sometimes used to introduce the reason for an undesirable situation.

Due to repairs, the garage will be closed next Saturday.

The flight has been delayed one hour, due to weather conditions.

This use is fairly common, but some people object to it. Instead of saying `due to', you can say owing to or because of.

Owing to the heavy rainfall many of the roads were impassable.

I missed my flight owing to a traffic hold-up.

Because of the Fleetwood Mac concert at Maine Road, our scheduled midweek match with Manchester City has been put back a week.

Police closed the Strand because of smoke billowing over the road.


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1) caused by or ascribable to

unemployment due to automation will grow steadily

he had to withdraw due to a knee injury. See usage below

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due to

The accident was primarily due to her carelessness.

Due to the bad weather, the game was canceled.

Their success is due to a lot of hard work. = They are successful due to the fact that they work hard.

Traffic was slow due to roadwork.

The pool is closed due to the approaching storm.

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Main Entry:due

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