Hi, I just came across a new word “entail”, and by looking it up found that it meant “to cause”. Could you tell me that in the following sentences what makes “entail” a better diction than the others?
1. Such a decision would entail a huge political risk in the midst of the presidential campaign.
Can entail be replaced by cause?
2. the sense of independence and freedom that ownership entails.
Can entail be replaced by provide or give rise to?
1. A huge risk would have to be taken in the middle of the presidential campaign in order to make such a decision.