therefore
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈðɛəfɔː/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈðɛəɹfɔɹ/

Adverb

therefore (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive) For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew 19:27 ↗:
      Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
  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.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Luke 14:20 ↗:
      I have married a wife, and therefore I can not come.
    • , Spectator
      He blushes; therefore he is guilty.
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