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 therefore therefore

adv

  • () (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result  ( so, thence, hence, therefore, thus )
    (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
     therefore X must be true
    therefore X must be true
     the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory
    the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory
     we were young and thence optimistic
    we were young and thence optimistic
     it is late and thus we must go
    it is late and thus we must go
     the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted
    the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted
  • as a consequence  ( therefore, consequently )
    as a consequence
     he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held
    he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held