therewith

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English therwith, from Old English þǣrwiþ (therewith, in return, in exchange, against ), equivalent to there +‎ with. Cognate with Danish derved (therewith), Swedish därvid (therewith, thereby). Parallel with German damit (therewith), though etymologically different. See also theremid.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ðɛəˈwɪθ/, /ðɛəˈwɪð/
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Adverb[edit]

therewith (not comparable)

  1. With this, that or those.
    ca. 1370: He ȝaue ȝow fyue wittes//For to wershepen hym ther-with - Piers Plowman, ii-16
    I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content. - Philippians, 4:11
  2. In addition to that; besides, moreover.
    To speak of strength and therewith hardiness. - Geoffrey Chaucer
  3. Thereupon, forthwith; with that being said or done.
    1869: 'I take the privilege, Mistress Ruth, of saluting you.' ...And therewith I bussed her well. - Richard Blackmore, Lorna Doone, 1.

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