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  1. Indicates that an explanation is being given for an earlier statement.
    • Nee, hij is al naar huis. Hij werd immers gevraagd thuis te komen.
      No, he's already home, because he was asked to come home.
    • Bataven” on the Dutch Wikipedia:
      Tijdens en na de Nederlandse Opstand tegen de Spaanse overheersing beschouwden de Nederlanders zich als de 'nakomelingen van de Bataven', die immers ook tegen hun 'onderdrukkers', de Romeinen, in opstand waren gekomen.
      During and after the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish domination, the Dutch regarded themselves as the 'descendants of the Batavians', for they had [literally who immers had] also come to rebel against their 'oppressors', the Romans.