What does Therefore mean?

Definitions for Therefore
ˈðɛərˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊrThere·fore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. therefore, hence, thence, thus, so(adverb)

    (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

    "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"

  2. consequently, therefore(adverb)

    as a consequence

    "he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held"


  1. therefore(Adverb)

    For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.

  2. therefore(Adverb)

    Consequently, by or in consequence of that or this cause; referring to something previously stated.

  3. Origin: From pronominal adverb therfore; see there, fore, and for.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Therefore(adverb)

    for that or this reason, referring to something previously stated; for that

  2. Therefore(adverb)

    consequently; by consequence

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Therefore' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #391

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Therefore' in Written Corpus Frequency: #571

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Therefore' in Adverbs Frequency: #57

How to pronounce Therefore?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Therefore in sign language?

  1. therefore


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Therefore in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Therefore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Therefore in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Therefore, I oppose it.

  2. Rene Descartes:

    I think; therefore I am.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    I am, therefore I think.

  4. August Strindberg:

    I dream, therefore I exist.

  5. Cheryl Grossman:

    I dream, therefore I become.

Images & Illustrations of Therefore

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