Definition of thereby
1 : by that : by that means <thereby lost her chance to win>
2 : connected with or with reference to that <thereby hangs a tale — William Shakespeare>
Examples of thereby in a sentence
He signed the contract, thereby forfeiting his right to the property.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of thereby
before 12th century
THEREBY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thereby for English Language Learners
: by means of that act, those words, that document, etc.
THEREBY Defined for Kids
Definition of thereby for Students
: by that <He tripped and thereby lost the race.>
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