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Synonyms for wherefore
ˈʰwɛərˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈwɛər-wher·e·fore

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  1. wherefore

    Therefore, signifying for that (or this) reason, is the most precise and formal word for expressing the direct conclusion of a chain of reasoning; then carries a similar but slighter sense of inference, which it gives incidentally rather than formally; as, "All men are mortal; Cæsar is a man; therefore Cæsar is mortal;" or, "The contract is awarded; then there is no more to be said." Consequently denotes a direct result, but more frequently of a practical than a theoretic kind; as, "Important matters demand my attention; consequently I shall not sail to-day." Consequently is rarely used in the formal conclusions of logic or mathematics, but marks rather the freer and looser style of rhetorical argument. Accordingly denotes correspondence, which may or may not be consequence; it is often used in narration; as, "The soldiers were eager and confident; accordingly they sprang forward at the word of command." Thence is a word of more sweeping inference than therefore, applying not merely to a single set of premises, but often to all that has gone before, including the reasonable inferences that have not been formally stated. Wherefore is the correlative of therefore, and whence of hence or thence, appending the inference or conclusion to the previous statement without a break. Compare synonyms for BECAUSE.

    Synonyms:
    accordingly, because, consequently, hence, then, thence, therefore, whence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. why, whereforenoun

    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'

    Synonyms:
    why

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. whereforead. conj.

    Synonyms:
    why, for what cause or reason, on what account

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How to use wherefore in a sentence?

  1. Miguel de Unamuno:

    We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe.

  2. Ephesians 425 Bible:

    Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    There is occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay, without knowing the whys and the wherefore.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo Deny thy father, and refuse thy name...


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