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"

Wiktionary

  1. thereforeadverb

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

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

  2. thereforeadverb

    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. 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

How to pronounce therefore?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Edwin Lacierda:

    We must, therefore, separate the facts from potentially hastily-made conclusions and opinions, the Board of Inquiry (BOI) should have allowed the facts to speak for themselves. The BOI in its efforts could have asked the president to clarify matters. The president would have answered any questions they may have had.

  2. Miguel Osorio Chong:

    Blockades and public damage must end, therefore, soon, we will be taking necessary decisions to allow traffic on strategic routes and supplies for communities.

  3. Wendy Sue Swanson:

    It’s known that rapid weight gain is a risk for obesity and it’s also thought that the first few months of life help develop our satiety responsiveness – how our cravings and sense of fullness while eating feel – and therefore if fed excess amounts during that time we may set children up for a bigger challenge with overweight later in life.

  4. Yuji Nishiyama:

    Uncertainty about nuclear operations makes management more cautious in its decision-making and therefore the speed of dividend restoration could be slowed, and they may feel the need to have more equity to cope with black swan events, resulting in potential capital raising and less lucrative shareholder returns.

  5. Karen Duggan:

    We have not been able to locate anyone who claims them. They were just allowed on property. No one took care of them, no one gave them vet care, no one handled them. Therefore they are wild.

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    • A. abandon
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