Definition of therefore in English:

therefore

adverb

  • For that reason; consequently.

    ‘he was injured and therefore unable to play’
    • ‘My greatest criticism of this film is that it has no context and therefore no meaning.’
    • ‘The choice was therefore to leave a murderous dictator in power or to remove him by force.’
    • ‘The use of a celebrity to give a brand name to a book, or series of books, is therefore a smart move.’
    • ‘It was therefore no wonder that bribery was reported to be common among the judiciary.’
    • ‘I tried to tell her that the words made little sense and therefore lacked any depth.’
    • ‘Our task as Christians is therefore to show love to other people in every single action.’
    • ‘The watchdog is therefore urging borrowers to act now if they think they may have a problem.’
    • ‘It is therefore our moral duty to get rid of him before he murders more of his own people.’
    • ‘In this case the judge says we should not enforce the parish law and therefore we won't.’
    • ‘Anyone who tries to hold them to account, therefore, is held to be a bigot or racist.’
    • ‘Each owner had a say in the design and therefore no house is quite the same as the next.’
    • ‘It is therefore a surprise to read some of the comments made at last Monday's meeting.’
    • ‘It was therefore the first part of that country to have contacts with the outside world.’
    • ‘We should therefore discuss how much I am willing to pay for what you are prepared to do.’
    • ‘There are therefore reasons for the historical work now being done in these fields.’
    • ‘There is always some bad news somewhere and therefore always a reason not to invest.’
    • ‘The Scot has therefore taken a decision which he thinks will make or break his career.’
    • ‘It therefore seems that cannabis is not a major contributor to accidents on the roads.’
    • ‘It therefore contains, trapped in its ice, almost as much water as there is in that sea.’
    • ‘Her daughter Alice is still missing and an inquest on her cannot therefore be held.’
    for that reason, consequently, so, as a result, as a consequence, hence, thus, accordingly, then, that being so, that being the case, on that account
    ergo
    whence
    wherefore, thence
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Pronunciation:

therefore

/ˈðɛːfɔː/