there·fore /ˈðærˌfor, ˈðɛr, ˌfɔr/
There·fore conj. & adv.
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.
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"