therefor

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there (that) +‎ for

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Stressed on the second syllable

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Particularly: “Are both senses pronounced the same? Were they ever pronounced the same?”

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therefor (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Therefore, for that or this reason or cause.
  2. (now chiefly in law) For or in return for that.
    • 1892, Benjamin Harrison, Fourth State of the Union Address
      During the last fiscal year the Secretary purchased ... 54,355,748 ounces of silver and issued in payment therefor $51,106,608 in notes.
    • 1997 August, “Rules of procedure for approval of law schools by the American Bar Association.”, ABA Journal, volume 83, number 8, page 117-128: 
      If the action is adverse to the applicant law school, the action letter shall contain the Committee's specific reasons therefor.

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