therefore

  • 1 therefore — 1. This is the most resilient of the adverbs in there and has been part of the core language since the 12c. It is always pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, and can be placed in various positions in a sentence, including the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 therefore — therefore, hence, consequently, then, accordingly, so are adverbs used as connectives to indicate logical or causal sequence. They vary in the degree of closeness of connection suggested as well as in the kind of sequence implied. Therefore and… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Therefore — There fore, conj. & adv. [OE. therfore. See {There}, and {Fore}, adv., {For}, and cf. {Therefor}.] 1. For that or this reason, referring to something previously stated; for that. [1913 Webster] I have married a wife, and therefore I can not come …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 therefore — O.E. þærfore; from THERE (Cf. there) + fore, Old English and Middle English collateral form of FOR (Cf. for). Since c.1800, therefor has been used in sense of for that, by reason of that; and therefore in sense of in consequence of that …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 therefore — index consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 therefore — [adv] as a result; for that reason accordingly, and so, consequently, ergo, for, forasmuch as, for this reason, hence, inasmuch as, in consequence, in that event, on account of, on the grounds, since, so, then, thence, therefrom, thereupon, thus …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 therefore — ► ADVERB ▪ for that reason; consequently …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 therefore — [ther′fôr΄] adv. [ME ther fore: see THERE & FORE] as a result of this or that; for this or that reason; consequently; hence: often used as a conjunctive adverb …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 therefore — 01. The accused murderer was found not guilty because the judge said that he was mentally ill, and [therefore] couldn t be held responsible for his actions. 02. Research has shown that bright yellow and bright blue are the most visible, and… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 therefore — there|fore [ ðerfɔr ] adverb FORMAL *** Therefore is used as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said. as a result of the reason that has just been mentioned: The new boots are lighter and softer, and… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 therefore */*/*/ — UK [ˈðeə(r)fɔː(r)] / US [ˈðerfɔr] adverb Summary: Therefore is used as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said. as a result of the reason that has just been mentioned The new boots are lighter and softer …

    English dictionary

  • 12 therefore — /dhair fawr , fohr /, adv. in consequence of that; as a result; consequently: I think; therefore I am. [1125 75; ME ther(e)fore, var. of therfor THEREFOR] Syn. hence, whence. THEREFORE, WHEREFORE, ACCORDINGLY, CONSEQUENTLY, SO, THEN all introduce …

    Universalium

  • 13 therefore — [[t]ðe͟ə(r)fɔː(r)[/t]] ♦♦ ADV: ADV with cl/group You use therefore to introduce a logical result or conclusion. Muscle cells need lots of fuel and therefore burn lots of calories... Nothing was to prevent him now from becoming the richest, and… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 therefore — adverb /ˈðɛəfɔː,ˈðɛɹfɔɹ/ a) For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated. I have married a wife, and therefore I can not come. b) Consequently, by or in consequence of that or this cause; referring to something previously… …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 therefore — there|fore W1S2 [ˈðeəfo: US ˈðerfo:r] adv formal [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: there + for] as a result of something that has just been mentioned ▪ Their car was bigger and therefore more comfortable. ▪ Progress so far has been very good. We are,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 therefore*/*/ — [ˈðeəfɔː] adv formal as a result of what has just been mentioned The new boots are lighter and softer, and therefore more comfortable to wear.[/ex] This is a binding contract. Therefore, we recommend that you review it with a lawyer.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 therefore — See therefore, therefor …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 18 therefore — adverb formal as a result of something that has just been mentioned: The dollar has gone down against the yen, therefore Japanese goods are more expensive for Americans. see thus …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 therefore — adverb Rodriguez was injured and therefore unable to play Syn: consequently, so, as a result, hence, thus, accordingly, for that reason, ergo, that being the case, on that account; formal whence; archaic wherefore …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 therefore — /ˈðɛəfɔ / (say dhairfaw), /ðɛəˈfɔ / (say dhair faw) conjunction in consequence of that; as a result; consequently. {Middle English therefore, from ther there + fore, variant of for for} …

    Australian English dictionary