therefore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English therfore, therfor, tharfore, thorfore, equivalent to there (pronomial adverb) +‎ for. Compare Saterland Frisian deerfoar, Dutch daarvoor, German dafür, Danish and Norwegian derfor, Swedish därför.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

therefore (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive) For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.
  2. (conjunctive) Consequently, by or in consequence of that or this cause; referring to something previously stated.
    Traditional values will always have a place, therefore they will never lose relevance.

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Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

Here-, there-, and where- words