Definition of result in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

result in

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

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to make something happen synonym lead to The cyclone has resulted in many thousands of deaths. result in somebody/something doing something These policies resulted in many elderly people suffering hardship. Language BankcauseX causes Y Childhood obesity can cause/lead to long-term health problems. Changes in lifestyle and diet over the last twenty years have caused/led to/resulted in a sharp increase in childhood obesity. Several factors, including changes in diet and lifestyle, have contributed to the increase in childhood obesity. Research suggests that fast food and soft drinks directly contribute to childhood obesity. Genetics, lifestyle, and diet are all important factors in cases of childhood obesity. Even small changes in lifestyle and diet can bring about significant weight loss.
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