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WHEREFORE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does wherefore mean? 

WHEREFORE (noun)
  The noun WHEREFORE has 1 sense:

1. the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'

  Familiarity information: WHEREFORE used as a noun is very rare.


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WHEREFORE (noun)


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Meaning:

The cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Synonyms:

wherefore; why

Hypernyms ("wherefore" is a kind of...):

ground; reason (a rational motive for a belief or action)


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