The correct answer is cause to happen.
A. cause to happen
B. provide moral instruction
C. serve in subordinate position
D. make public
The correct answer is (A) To cause to happen; to hasten the occurrence of; to bring about prematurely, hastily, or suddenly; to urge on; to hurry; to rush violently; to hurl down; to fling.
Precipitate comes from Latin praecipitare (to hurl downward).
Examples of use:
- Her comments immediately precipitated an argument.
- The illness of the country's leader precipitated a crisis.