Origin of thereforeMiddle English ther fore: see there and fore as a result of this or that; for this or that reason; consequently; hence: often used as a conjunctive adverb
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.
For that reason or cause; consequently or hence.
Origin of thereforeMiddle English there there ; see there . for, fore fore ; see for .
- The storm made the forest pitch dark; therefore, searching was useless until it abated.
- "My men have been scattered," said the king, "and therefore, no one is with me."
- The blizzard grounded all the flights; therefore, she would not be able to fly home for the holidays.
- The power was out to the whole office building, and therefore they could not get any work done.
- The school district does not have enough money and therefore I am proposing a new funding bill.