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wherefore

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adverb where·fore \ˈhwer-ˌfȯr, ˈwer-\

Simple Definition of wherefore

  • —used in the past to mean “why”

Full Definition of wherefore

  1. 1 :  for what reason or purpose :  why

  2. 2 :  therefore

Examples of wherefore

  1. <it was getting late, and wherefore we decided to move on>



Origin of wherefore

Middle English wherfor, wherfore, from where, wher + for, fore for


First Known Use: 13th century


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wherefore

noun where·fore

Definition of wherefore

  1. :  an answer or statement giving an explanation :  reason <wants to know the whys and wherefores>



Examples of wherefore

  1. <demanded to know the whys and wherefores for the decision>



1590

First Known Use of wherefore

1590



WHEREFORE Defined for Kids

wherefore

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adverb where·fore \ˈhwer-ˌfȯr, ˈwer-\

Definition of wherefore

  1. :  1why





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