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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  I  have  married  a  wife,  and  therefore  I  can  not  come 
  --Luke  xiv. 
  20. 
 
  Behold,  we  have  forsaken  all  and  followed  thee; 
  what  shall  we  have  therefore?  --Matt.  xix. 
  27. 
 
  2.  Consequently;  by  consequence. 
 
  He  blushes;  therefore  he  is  guilty.  --Spectator. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Then}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  therefore 
  adv  1:  (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"  [syn:  {hence},  {thence},  {thus}] 
  2:  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" 
  [syn:  {consequently}] 




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