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adverb there·up·on ther-ə-ˌpȯn, -ˌpän; ˌther-ə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of thereupon

  • : immediately after that

  • : on the thing that has been mentioned

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thereupon

  1. 1 :  on that matter

  2. 2 :  therefore

  3. 3 :  immediately after that

Examples of thereupon in a sentence

  1. The committee reviewed the documents and thereupon decided to accept the proposal.

  2. The jurors discussed the evidence and made their decision thereupon.

13th Century

First Known Use of thereupon

13th century

Rhymes with thereupon

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THEREUPON Defined for Kids


adverb there·up·on ther-ə-ˌpȯn, -ˌpän\

Definition of thereupon for Students

  1. 1 :  on that thing <They found the tree and thereupon the tree house.>

  2. 2 :  for that reason <I apologized and thereupon we made up.>

  3. 3 :  immediately after that :  at once <They ate and thereupon left.>

Seen and Heard

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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