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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say therefore in sign language?

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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. Chief Executive Pierre-Pascal Urbon:

    We have effectively lowered fixed costs and increased our financial and operational flexibility with extensive measures. We can therefore better respond to the volatile market development.

  2. Ezeugo Nnamdi Lawrence:

    We have to remember that in addition to the political relationship between India and African nations, there is a social relationship… India is a young nation, as are most African nations, and our friendship and relationship therefore is also very young. It is sad that the seeds of hatred are being sown in such a nascent relationship, to the point that it’s in danger of evolving into something none of us will be able to stomach,” {thecitizen.in}

  3. 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.

  4. Robert Byrne:

    Cogito ergo dim sum. (Therefore I think these are pork buns.)

  5. President Steven Knapp:

    I have therefore decided that the university will rescind Mr. Cosby’s honorary degree.

Images & Illustrations of therefore

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