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"

Wiktionary

  1. therefore(Adverb)

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

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

  2. therefore(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: 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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  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. Toronto Mississauga paleontologist Kirstin Brink:

    It could take up to two years for a tooth to grow back in the big theropods like T. rex. Therefore, having specially reinforced teeth means less tooth breakage and less gaps in the jaw, leading to more efficient eating.

  2. Patrick Shanahan:

    After having been confirmed for Deputy Secretary less than two years ago, it is unfortunate that a painful and deeply personal family situation from long ago is being dredged up and painted in an incomplete and therefore misleading way in the course of this process, i believe my continuing in the confirmation process would force my three children to relive a traumatic chapter in our family's life and reopen wounds we have worked years to heal. Ultimately, their safety and well-being is my highest priority.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Look at my hands, they're fine. Nobody other than Graydon Carter years ago used to use that. My hands are normal hands. During a debate, he was losing, and he said, 'Oh, he has small hands and therefore, you know what that means.' This was not me. This was Rubio that said, 'He has small hands and you know what that means.' Okay? So, he started it.

  4. Francis Bacon:

    Houses are built to live in, not to look on therefore, let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.

  5. Ioan Smith:

    Weakness in China's economy isn't new... but China's reaction function seems limited at this stage. They have to focus on weakening the currency, rather than adopting the massive stimulus that some might hope and pray for, we may see subdued commodity prices and therefore continued weakness in the commodity-related names.

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