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I'm not religious. In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before they enter the pitch. If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw.
Johan Cruyff

Meaning of "therefore" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THEREFORE

therefore  [ˈðɛəˌfɔː] play
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WHAT DOES THEREFORE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Logical consequence

Logical consequence is one of the most fundamental concepts in logic. It is the relationship between statements that holds true when one logically "follows from" one or more others. A valid logical argument is one in which the conclusions follow from its premises, and its conclusions are consequences of its premises. The philosophical analysis of logical consequence involves asking, 'in what sense does a conclusion follow from its premises?' and 'what does it mean for a conclusion to be a consequence of premises?' All of philosophical logic can be thought of as providing accounts of the nature of logical consequence, as well as logical truth. Logical consequence is taken to be both necessary and formal with examples explicated using models and proofs. A sentence is said to be a logical consequence of a set of sentences, for a given language, if and only if, using logic alone the sentence must be true if every sentence in the set were to be true. Logicians make precise accounts of logical consequence with respect to a given language by constructing a deductive system for, or by formalizing the intended semantics for.

Definition of therefore in the English dictionary

The definition of therefore in the dictionary is thus; hence: used to mark an inference on the speaker's part. Other definition of therefore is consequently; as a result.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THEREFORE


anaphor
ˈænəˌfɔː
carpophore
ˈkɑːpəˌfɔː
carrefour
ˈkærəˌfɔː
chromatophore
ˈkrəʊmətəˌfɔː
chromophore
ˈkrəʊməˌfɔː
conidiophore
kəʊˈnɪdɪəˌfɔː
ctenophore
ˈtɛnəˌfɔː
iodophor
ˈaɪəʊdəˌfɔː
ionophore
aɪˈɒnəˌfɔː
lophophore
ˈləʊfəˌfɔː
ommatophore
ɒˈmætəˌfɔː
phonophore
ˈfəʊnəˌfɔː
photophore
ˈfəʊtəˌfɔː
pinafore
ˈpɪnəˌfɔː
rhynchophore
ˈrɪŋkəˌfɔː
semaphore
ˈsɛməˌfɔː
siphonophore
ˈsaɪfənəˌfɔː
trochophore
ˈtrɒkəˌfɔː
wherefor
ˈweəˌfɔː
wherefore
ˈwɛəˌfɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THEREFORE

thereabout
thereabouts
thereafter
thereagainst
thereamong
thereanent
thereat
thereaway
therebeside
thereby
therefor
therefrom
therein
thereinafter
thereinbefore
thereinto
theremin
thereness
thereof
thereon

WORDS THAT END LIKE THEREFORE

afore
before
convenience store
core
encore
explore
fore
hardcore
hereinbefore
heretofore
Moore
more
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score
Singapore
the heretofore
thereinbefore
theretofore
to the fore
tofore

Synonyms and antonyms of therefore in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THEREFORE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «therefore» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of therefore

Translation of «therefore» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THEREFORE

Find out the translation of therefore to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of therefore from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «therefore» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

因此
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

por consiguiente
570 millions of speakers

English

therefore
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इसलिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لِذَلِكَ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

следовательно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

portanto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অতএব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

donc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oleh itu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

deshalb
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

従って
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그러므로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mulane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vì vậy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எனவே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

म्हणूनच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bu nedenle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

perciò
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dlatego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тому
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

astfel
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ως εκ τούτου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

därför
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

derfor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of therefore

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THEREFORE»

The term «therefore» is very widely used and occupies the 2.544 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THEREFORE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about therefore

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10 QUOTES WITH «THEREFORE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word therefore.
1
Grant Achatz
Food can be expressive and therefore food can be art.
2
Josef Albers
As basic rules of a language must be practiced continually, and therefore are never fixed, so exercises toward distinct color effects never are done or over. New and different cases will be discovered time and again.
3
William Henry Ashley
We were therefore obliged to unload our boats of their cargoes and pass them empty over the falls by means of long cords which we had provided for such purposes.
4
James Mark Baldwin
The reason of the close concurrence between the individual's progress and that of the race appears, therefore, when we remember the dependence of each upon the other.
5
Two Chainz
As I said, I spent most of my adult life thinking I didn't have a vote, and therefore that what I thought didn't matter.
6
Tom C. Clark
The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
7
Jim Cramer
The danger that we have right now are people who get the same information as I do and, therefore, think they'll reach the same conclusions that haven't traded as long, don't have bear claws up and down their backs like I do.
8
Johan Cruyff
I'm not religious. In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before they enter the pitch. If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw.
9
Ralph Cudworth
The true knowledge or science which exists nowhere but in the mind itself, has no other entity at all besides intelligibility; and therefore whatsoever is clearly intelligible, is absolutely true.
10
Jacques Derrida
To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEREFORE»

Discover the use of therefore in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to therefore and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Animal That Therefore I Am
The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled "The Autobiographical Animal," the third of four such colloquia on his work.
Jacques Derrida, 2009
2
I Run, Therefore I Am--Nuts!
Like a Dave Barry column that pokes fun at everyday life for millions of people, Schwartz's musings on running bring knowing smiles and belly laughs to runners of all abilities. Illustrations by former "Mad Magazine" artist B.K. Taylor.
Bob Schwartz, 2001
3
I Drink Therefore I Am: A Philosopher's Guide to Wine
Here Scruton explains the connection between good wine and serious thought with a heady mix of humour and philosophy.
Roger Scruton, 2010
4
So Therefore...: A Practical Guide For Actors
‘Every scene or action or speech has a so therefore. It is the goal, the ultimate statement of the character. You should know the so therefore as you begin your scene .
Al Ruscio, 2012
5
You are, therefore I am: a declaration of dependence
This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar--child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist, and educator.
Satish Kumar, 2002
6
Therefore, Repent!
What if the religious right... are right?
Jim Munroe, Salgood Sam, 2008
7
I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for ...
This volume examines a rapidly emerging public health problem, compulsive buying disorder, characterized by an obsession with shopping and buying behavior that causes adverse consequences.
April Lane Benson, 2000
8
IPOD, Therefore I Am
In iPod, Therefore I Am, Jones tells the story of his own entrée into this exponentially growing cult, taking the reader on a hilariously candid journey through his lifelong addiction to all genres of music, however unfashionable.
Dylan Jones, 2008
9
Therefore I Am: A Book for African-American Men
A collection of inspirational stories and quotations from everyday African-American men.
Frederick B. Covington, 2005
10
I Watch, Therefore I Am: From Socrates to Sartre, the Great ...
Surveys the principles and systems of prominent philosophers throughout history by using television programs and characters as illustrations of their beliefs.
Gregory Bergman, Peter Archer, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEREFORE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term therefore is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rush: 'Words, And Therefore Laws, Have No Meaning'
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh argued that the Supreme Court's ruling in King v. Burwell was a ruling that “words, and therefore laws, have no meaning” on ... «Breitbart News, Jun 15»
2
Race and gender: I feel therefore I am
Rachel Dolezal, the now infamous civil rights activist, made headlines this week because she misled people about her race. She identifies as black, even though ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
3
They think, therefore they are
How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People. By Sudhir Hazareesingh. Allen Lane; 427 pages; £20. To be published in America by ... «The Economist, Jun 15»
4
Ed Moses: I mark therefore I am
Decades ago, on a visit to the caves of La Salle in southern France, Ed Moses heard a voice from millennia past when he glimpsed the markings of early man. «The Guardian, May 15»
5
Morning Break: I Think Therefore I Move -- Bionic Legs
Morning Break: I Think Therefore I Move -- Bionic Legs. Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. savesaved ... «MedPage Today, May 15»
6
Heartstrings pulled in Therefore Choose Life: review
There are lots of heartstrings ready to be tugged in Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company's production of Therefore Choose Life, as the semi-saccharine title ... «Toronto Star, Apr 15»
7
Mike Ashley has divided the Newcastle fanbase and has therefore
There was anger, a rebellious mood of dissent, as around 2000 supporters gathered before Newcastle United's home game against Tottenham Hotspur to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
8
I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy …
The dilemma in chilling new drama Force Majeure raises philosophical quandaries, but it's not the first film to do so. Memento, Ida and It's A Wonderful Life all ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Elder David A. Bednar: 'Therefore They Hushed Their Fears'
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the Saturday afternoon session of the 185th Annual General Conference on April 4, ... «Deseret News, Apr 15»
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The 'historic' blizzard missed New York City, and therefore didn't …
Overnight a blizzard dumped several feet of snow on…not New York City, despite forecasts predicting as much as two feet of snow for the metropolitan area. «Washington Post, Jan 15»

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