Complete Definition of "therefore"

English

rank|rest|2|open|326|therefore|feet|lay|along

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈðɛəfɔː/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]:/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈðɛɹfɔɹ/, SAMPA|/"DErfOr?/
audio|en-us-therefore.ogg|Audio (US)
Hyphenation: there·fore

Homophones
therefor (second syllable stressed)

Etymology
Old English pronominal adverb therfore; see there, fore, and for

Adverb
therefore

  1. For that or this reason, referring to something previously stated; for that.

#:Quotations
#:*I have married a wife, and therefore I can not come. — Luke, 14:20
#:*Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? — Matthew, 19:27

  1. Consequently; by consequence.

#:Quotations
#:*He blushes; therefore he is guilty. — Spectator

Synonyms
i-c|consequently hence, then, thus, ∴ (math)

Translations
trans-top|For that or this reason, referring to something previously stated; for that
Czech: t+|cs|proto
Danish: derfor
Dutch: daarom
Finnish: siksi, se#Finnish|sen vuoksi, se#Finnish|sen takia
Portuguese: portanto, assim sendo, por isto
trans-mid
German: deswegen
Greek: t+|el|επομένως|trepoménos|scGrek
Japanese: Jpan|それゆえ (soreyue), Jpan|故に (Jpan|ゆえに, yueni)
Romanian: t-|ro|deci, t-|ro|aşadar, t-|ro|prin urmare
Russian: t+|ru|поэтому|trpoétomu|scCyrl
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trans-top|Consequently; by consequence
Czech: t+|cs|proto
Danish: derfor
Dutch: daarom, bijgevolg (formal), daardoor (begin of sentence), waardoor (not in begin of sentence)
Finnish: t+|fi|siksi
Portuguese: portanto, consequentemente
German: deswegen
trans-mid
Greek: t+|el|επομένως|trepoménos|scGrek
Japanese: Jpan|従って (Jpan|したがって, shitagatte)
Romanian: t-|ro|deci, t-|ro|aşadar, t-|ro|prin urmare
Russian: t-|ru|следовательно|trslédovat'el'no|scCyrl
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|لذلك unicode|(li-ðálika)
ttbc|Chinese: 所以 (suǒyǐ), 因此 (yīncǐ)
ttbc|Crimean Tatar: ayse
ttbc|French: donc, pour ça
ttbc|Frisian: dêrom
ttbc|German: darum, deshalb
ttbc|Hungarian: azért, ezért
ttbc|Icelandic: þess vegna, þar af leiðir, þar af leiðandi
ttbc|Italian: dunque, quindi, per questo
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ttbc|Korean: 그러므로 (keureomeuro)
ttbc|Latin: ergo
ttbc|Norwegian: derfor
ttbc|Old English: þæs, þy|þȳ
ttbc|Polish: więc
ttbc|Spanish: por consiguiente, por lo tanto, por eso
ttbc|Swedish: därför
ttbc|Telugu: కాబట్టి (kaabaTTi), అందుచేత (aMduchaeta), అంచేత (aMchaeta)
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See also
wherefore

Category:English conjunctive adverbs

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