thereto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English therto, from Old English þǣrtō (thereto), equivalent to there +‎ to. Cognate with Scots tharto, thereto (thereto), Saterland Frisian deertou (thereto), West Frisian dêrta (thereto), Dutch daartoe (thereto; for that), German Low German daarto (to that; for that; thereto), German dazu (to that; for that; thereto).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

thereto (not comparable)

  1. (formal) To that.
  2. (archaic or poetic) To it.
    • Robert Browning
      For elegance, he strung the angelot,
      Made rhymes thereto []
    • Jack Kerouac
      A man who allows wild passion to arise within, himself burns his heart, then after burning adds the wind that thereto which ignites the fire again, or not, as the case may be.

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See also[edit]

Here-, there- and where- words
here hereabout hereabouts hereafter hereat herebefore hereby herefore herefrom herein hereinafter hereinbefore hereinto hereof hereon hereto heretofore hereunder hereunto hereupon herewith herewithal
there thereabout thereabouts thereafter thereagain thereagainst thereamong therearound thereas thereat therebefore therebeside thereby therefore therefrom therein thereinafter thereinbefore thereinto thereof thereon thereto theretofore thereunder thereunto thereupon therewith therewithal
where whereabout whereabouts whereafter whereagainst whereamong whereas whereat whereby wherefore wherefrom wherein whereinafter whereinbefore whereinto whereof whereon whereto wheretofore whereunder whereunto whereupon wherewith wherewithal