Therefore Definition

thârfôr
adverb
As a result of this or that; for this or that reason; consequently; hence.
Webster's New World
Therefore is defined as because something happened.
An example of therefore is saying that you got a cold and then had to stay home from work.
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(conjunctive) For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.

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Origin of Therefore

  • From the Old English pronominal adverb therfore; see there, fore, and for. Compare Dutch daarvoor, Danish and Norwegian derfor, Swedish därför, därföre.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English there there there for, fore fore for

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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