therefore, therefor

Therefore is an adverb meaning "consequently," "as a result": "I've had enough rest, and therefore I'll go back to work." "The French philosopher Descartes once wrote I think, therefore I am. '" Therefor is an almost archaic adverb meaning "in exchange for"; "I am returning this suit and wish a refund therefor."

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  • therefor — See therefore, therefor …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • therefore — See therefore, therefor …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Therefor — There*for , adv. [There + for. Cf. {Therefore}.] For that, or this; for it. [1913 Webster] With certain officers ordained therefore. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • therefor — see THEREFORE (Cf. therefore) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Therefore — There fore, conj. & adv. [OE. therfore. See {There}, and {Fore}, adv., {For}, and cf. {Therefor}.] 1. For that or this reason, referring to something previously stated; for that. [1913 Webster] I have married a wife, and therefore I can not come …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • therefore — O.E. þærfore; from THERE (Cf. there) + fore, Old English and Middle English collateral form of FOR (Cf. for). Since c.1800, therefor has been used in sense of for that, by reason of that; and therefore in sense of in consequence of that …   Etymology dictionary

  • therefor — therefore …   English homophone dictionary

  • therefore — /dhair fawr , fohr /, adv. in consequence of that; as a result; consequently: I think; therefore I am. [1125 75; ME ther(e)fore, var. of therfor THEREFOR] Syn. hence, whence. THEREFORE, WHEREFORE, ACCORDINGLY, CONSEQUENTLY, SO, THEN all introduce …   Universalium

  • therefore — Synonyms and related words: according to circumstances, accordingly, after all, all things considered, and so, as a consequence, as a result, as it is, as matters stand, at that rate, because of that, because of this, before the bench, before the …   Moby Thesaurus

  • therefore — there•fore [[t]ˈðɛərˌfɔr, ˌfoʊr[/t]] adv. in consequence of that; as a result • Etymology: 1125–75; ME ther(e) fore, var. of therfor therefor …   From formal English to slang

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