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
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    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. The TSA report:

    No single measure can provide broad-spectrum protection against risks or adversaries, therefore, risk-based, multi-layered security offers the greatest ability to mitigate risks through the application of flexible and unpredictable measures to protect commercial aviation.

  2. Bhagavad Gita:

    Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.

  3. Bill Gross:

    Aside from the United States, the growth outlook for developed countries and many emerging ones is subpar, do not look, therefore, for economic growth to be the magic elixir for 2015.

  4. Mohamed Abdel Salam:

    These slogans express how upset we are about the U.S. foreign policy in this region and how we think they are responsible for events in this region, we believe that Saudi Arabia is not carrying it, this war, against us alone. It is supported by the U.S. Therefore, U.S. is killing children.

  5. Alessandro Merli:

    In this phase, Germany needs someone who can speak and argue with some authority on monetary policy, therefore, Lautenschlaeger was not of much use in the Executive Board.

Images & Illustrations of therefore

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