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adverb therefore pronunciation in American English /ˈðerfɔr/
Therefore is used as a way of showing how a sentence or clause is related to what has already been said.
 
  1. as a result of the reason that has just been mentioned

    The new boots are lighter and softer, and therefore more comfortable to wear.

    I no longer have the support of the committee. I have therefore decided to resign.

    This is a binding contract. Therefore, we recommend that you review it with a lawyer.

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