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Dictionary entry overview: What does therefore mean?
• THEREFORE (adverb)
The adverb THEREFORE has 2 senses:
1. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
2. as a consequence
Familiarity information: THEREFORE used as an adverb is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||therefore [BACK TO TOP]|
(used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
therefore X must be true / the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory / we were young and thence optimistic / it is late and thus we must go / the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted
|Sense 2||therefore [BACK TO TOP]|
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
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