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adverb there·by \ther-ˈbī, ˈther-ˌ\

Definition of thereby

  1. 1 :  by that :  by that means <thereby lost her chance to win>

  2. 2 :  connected with or with reference to that <thereby hangs a tale — Shakespeare>

Examples of thereby in a sentence

  1. 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

thereby

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adverb there·by \ther-ˈbī, ˈther-ˌ\

Definition of thereby for English Language Learners

  • : by means of that act, those words, that document, etc.


THEREBY Defined for Kids

thereby

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adverb there·by \ther-ˈbī\

Definition of thereby for Students

  1. :  by that <He tripped and thereby lost the race.>


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