What does Therefore mean?

Definitions for Therefore
ˈðɛərˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊrTher·e·fore

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. therefore, hence, thence, thus, soadverb

    (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, thereforeadverb

    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. thereforeadverb

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

  2. thereforeadverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thereforeadverb

    Etymology: there and fore.

    This is the latest parley we will admit;
    Therefore to our best mercy give yourselves. William Shakespeare.

    Falstaff is dead,
    And we must yern therefore. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Therefore shall a man leave father and mother and cleave to his wife. Gen. ii. 24.

    The herd that seeks after sensual pleasure is soft and unmanly; and therefore I compose myself to meet a storm. Lucas.

    He blushes; therefore he is guilty. Spectator.

    The wrestlers sprinkled dust on their bodies to give better hold: the glory therefore was greater to conquer without powder. Gilbert West, Pindar.

    We have forsaken all and followed thee, what shall we have therefore? Mat. xix. 27.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thereforeadverb

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

  2. Thereforeadverb

    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

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  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. George Bernard Shaw:

    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

  2. Dr Lukins:

    Therefore, how we have experienced previous events is likely to be an influencer as to how we might experience the present day and the future.

  3. Prashant Agarwal:

    Currently, everyone is into a self-quarantine situation, where it is advised to stay within your homes. Hence you might have noticed that during this time no matter how much you believe in keeping patience and endurance within yourself, but there might have been one moment where you would have forgotten to keep patience!! And this is exactly what we are talking about! That you might plan, prepare and practice yourself to keep patience so as to tackle any vicious situation more carefully; but you often forget to keep patience in such circumstances. And therefore, it becomes essential to realise that one needs to inherit this skill of keeping patience during difficult times or crisis.

  4. Eindhoven University of Technology:

    Ivo Jongsma supervisors enjoyed working with Ivo Jongsma, not only because of Ivo Jongsma enormous talent, but also because Ivo Jongsma is a very kindhearted and inquisitive boy, the door is therefore still open for Ivo Jongsma to resume the study as long as the conditions remain realistic.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The END of anything or any human counts more than the beginning. Yes of course, it is only he or she that endures to the end or rather holds firm to his or her faith that will be saved at last. Moreover, it is the end of a vision, aspiration or dream that proves whether it is ordinary or extraordinary, true or false. Also, it is he or she that perseveres or persists to the end that can and will leap or reap the reward for hard work (genuine success). Likewise, it is he or she that eventually reaches or crosses the finish line that emerges a winner in a race. Besides that, it is your last thoughts, words and actions that will determine your salvation or damnation on the day of reckoning. As a matter of fact, it is better for you to begin badly in anything and afterwards end up well. Than for you to begin well and afterwards end up badly. For, that will entail nothing else but only a tragedy. Nevertheless, all of the above evidently signifies that the END of anything or any human truly counts more than the beginning. Therefore, I urge you to be more concerned with what your end would be rather than your beginning. Because surely, the END is ever the BOTTOM LINE QED. ~Emeasoba George

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