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wherefore

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wherefore

  1. for this or that reason <it was getting late, and wherefore we decided to move on> Synonyms accordingly, consequently, ergo, hence, so, thereupon, thus, therefore




wherefore

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wherefore

  1. something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing <demanded to know the whys and wherefores for the decision> Synonyms account, authority, grounds, motive, subject, reason, whyRelated Words antecedent, cause, consideration, impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, occasion, stimulus





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