## therefore Definition

as a result or consequence of something previously stated; consequently.

## Using therefore: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "therefore" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

Example

She didn't like the movie; therefore, she left early.

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The weather was bad; therefore, the game was cancelled.

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He didn't study for the exam; therefore, he failed.

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The company lost money; therefore, they had to lay off employees.

## therefore Synonyms and Antonyms

### Synonyms for therefore

- consequently
- thus
- as a result

## Phrases with therefore

### and therefore

used to introduce a logical conclusion

Example

He is the best candidate for the job, and therefore we should hire him.

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He finished his work, therefore and then he went home.

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The famous quote 'Cogito, ergo sum' means 'I think, therefore I am'.

## Origins of therefore

from Middle English 'therfore', from Old English 'þǣrfore', meaning 'for that, because of that'

## Summary: therefore in Brief

The term 'therefore' [ˈðɛːfɔː] is an adverb used to denote a logical conclusion or consequence of something previously stated. It is often used in academic and professional contexts, such as 'He didn't study for the exam; therefore, he failed.' 'Therefore' can be used in phrases like 'and therefore,' indicating a logical conclusion, and 'therefore and then,' indicating a sequence of events.