Definition of thereby in English:

thereby

adverb

  • By that means; as a result of that.

    ‘students perform in hospitals, thereby gaining a deeper awareness of the therapeutic power of music’
    • ‘The amount of work that can be is thereby increased.’
    • ‘Many directors are aware that they can film too much and thereby make editing a chore.’
    • ‘The government has also eased labour laws, thereby making it easier for companies to lay off workers.’
    • ‘This is due to ignorant motorists who fail to stop and thereby put the lives of her and the children at risk.’
    • ‘I think this was a deliberate ploy to muffle the sound of my clock radio, thereby ensuring my lateness.’
    • ‘While this is commendably humble, it is also a pity that the reader is thereby deprived of the bigger picture.’
    • ‘He kept the man alive until the ambulance arrived, thereby saving his life.’
    • ‘He thereby shows too that it is those who see feuds and vengeance as important who are the world's real enemies.’
    • ‘One of the functions of humour is to point this out - and thereby reassure us.’
    • ‘Instead, she became a professional patient, and thereby lost both husband and career.’
    • ‘Most cyclists are considerate and thereby enhance their own safety and that of others on the road.’
    • ‘Congratulations for your vigilance in watching the government and thereby protecting us all.’
    • ‘Unions often rely on volunteers to administrate, thereby keeping costs at a minimum.’
    • ‘Economics is thereby subordinated to the political structure of the international system.’
    • ‘The woodland has changed hands and the new owner is planning to fence it off, thereby denying me access to my club.’
    • ‘This they point out is clearly a western influence and thereby alien to Indian culture.’
    • ‘Others believe that God inspired human beings to write it, thereby allowing errors to creep in.’
    • ‘But he is the kind of critic who can hear the difference and thereby help us hear it too.’
    • ‘Note that if the experiences are common, so is the knowledge thereby acquired.’
    • ‘He took swift and firm action, thereby saving the life of the future president of the Chinese Republic.’

Phrases

  • thereby hangs a tale

    • Used to indicate that there is more to say about something.

      • ‘Venus has no satellites, and thereby hangs a tale.’
      • ‘For some reason (and thereby hangs a tale), I decided to write the application in Brazillian Portuguese.’
      • ‘It is finally being published in the magazine's current edition, more than a century late, and thereby hangs a tale.’

Pronunciation

thereby

/ðɛːˈbʌɪ/