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
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    British
    Karen
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    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. Monday Trump said ultimately:

    The INF is something that matters more to Monday Trump said ultimately allies in Europe than it does to the Monday Trump said ultimately, since they are the ones in range of INF weapons, monday Trump said ultimately withdrawal therefore has the potential to exacerbate current US-EU tensions.

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words Ich bin ein Berliner

  3. Paul Ryan:

    We know we’re going to get it right, not just get it fast, we are going to make sure that members of Congress and therefore the public have the time to read what is agreed to, but we’re not going to let an arbitrary Dec. 11 deadline stop us from getting this right.

  4. Pastor Martin Niemoller, Congressional Record, October 14, 1968 (Vol. 114, p. 31636):

    When Hitler came for the Jews... I was not a Jew, therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church — and there was nobody left to be concerned.

  5. Mark Viney:

    And that's because there's a lot of antibacterial resistance in the bacteria that people and many animals have, and of course those genes therefore are spread into the wider bacterial environment.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. eminent
    • B. proprietary
    • C. foreordained
    • D. indiscernible

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