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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English therfore, therfor, tharfore, thorfore, equivalent to there (pronomial adverb) +‎ for. Compare Saterland Frisian deerfoar, Dutch daarvoor, German dafür, Danish and Norwegian derfor, Swedish därför.

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therefore (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive) For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.
  2. (conjunctive) Consequently, by or in consequence of that or this cause; referring to something previously stated.
    Traditional values will always have a place, therefore they will never lose relevance.

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See alsoEdit

Here-, there-, and where- words