Definition of “therefore” - English Dictionary

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“therefore” in British English

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thereforeadverb

uk /ˈðeə.fɔːr/ us /ˈðer.fɔːr/

B1 for that reason:

We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.

More examples

  • The defendant was depressed and therefore not fully responsible for her own actions.
  • We are a moral, ethical people and therefore we do not approve of their activities.
  • Doctors are short of time to listen and therefore tend to prescribe drugs whenever they can.
  • The children will be walking to the cathedral and therefore will need to wear suitable footwear and a sun hat or raincoat, depending on the weather.
  • Several members have not replied for over three years and their names have therefore been removed from the mailing list.

(Definition of “therefore” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“therefore” in American English

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thereforeadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈðeərˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/

as a result; because of that; for that reason:

We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.

(Definition of “therefore” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)