there·​up·​on | \ ˈt͟her-ə-ˌpȯn How to pronounce thereupon (audio) , -ˌpän; ˌt͟her-ə-ˈpȯn, -ˈpän\

Definition of thereupon

1 : on that matter
2 : therefore
3 : immediately after that

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Examples of thereupon in a Sentence

The committee reviewed the documents and thereupon decided to accept the proposal. The jurors discussed the evidence and made their decision thereupon.

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The President thereupon dropped his claim of Executive Privilege. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Brett Kavanaugh, Trump and what the Starr Report says about impeachment, annotated," 11 July 2018 The mostly homogenous audience, understandably dominated by those with an interest in classic rock and the dispensing of opinions thereupon, nodded along in agreement. Chris Jones,, "In 'Hir' and 'Rock Critic,' there's a dramatic push-pull at Steppenwolf," 12 July 2017 In 1988, a scientist of German ancestry named Hans Backoff Sr. founded Monte Xanic and thereupon became the first maker of high-quality wines in the Valley. Robert Draper,, "Sipping and swirling through Baja California wine country," 2 May 2017 Angela thereupon dropped all thought of going to university. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, "Angela Carter’s Feminist Mythology," 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of thereupon

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of thereupon

: immediately after that
: on the thing that has been mentioned


there·​up·​on | \ ˈt͟her-ə-ˌpȯn How to pronounce thereupon (audio) , -ˌpän\

Kids Definition of thereupon

1 : on that thing They found the tree and thereupon the tree house.
2 : for that reason I apologized and thereupon we made up.
3 : immediately after that : at once They ate and thereupon left.

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not constant or steady

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