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wherefore

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Noun, Adverb
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where=fore

CIDE DICTIONARY

whereforeadv. & conj. [Where + for.].
  •  For which reason; so; -- used relatively.  [1913 Webster]
    "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  For what reason; why; -- used interrogatively.  [1913 Webster]
    "But wherefore that I tell my tale."  [1913 Webster]
    "Wherefore didst thou doubt?"  [1913 Webster]
whereforen. 
     the reason why.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

wherefore, adv. & n.
--adv. archaic 1 for what reason? 2 for which reason.
--n. a reason (the whys and wherefores).

THESAURUS

wherefore

accordingly, after all, after which, all things considered, argument, because of that, because of this, before the bench, before the court, ceteris paribus, consequently, considering, ergo, everything being equal, excuse, explanation, for that, for that cause, for that reason, for this cause, for this reason, for which, for which reason, for why, from what cause, ground, hence, hereat, hereinafter, how come, in court, on, on balance, on that account, on that ground, on the whole, on this account, on what account, pourquoi, pretense, pretext, proof, propter hoc, rational ground, rationale, reason, reason for, reason why, stated cause, sub judice, taking into account, the big idea, the idea, the whatfor, the wherefore, the why, then, thence, thereat, therefor, therefore, this being so, thus, thusly, thuswise, underlying reason, upon, upon which, what for, whence, whereat, wherefrom, whereon, whereto, whereunto, whereupon, wherewith, why, whyever, whyfor

ROGET THESAURUS

wherefore

Reasoning,

N reasoning ratiocination rationalism, dialectics, induction, generalization, discussion, comment, ventilation, inquiry, argumentation, controversy, debate, polemics, wrangling, contention, logomachy, disputation, disceptation, paper war, art of reasoning, logic, process of reasoning, train of reasoning, chain of reasoning, deduction, induction, abduction, synthesis, analysis, argument, case, plaidoyer, opening, lemma, proposition, terms, premises, postulate, data, starting point, principle, inference, prosyllogism, syllogism, enthymeme, sorites, dilemma, perilepsis, a priori reasoning, reductio ad absurdum, horns of a dilemma, argumentum ad hominem, comprehensive argument, empirema, epagoge, reasoner, logician, dialectician, disputant, controversialist, controvertist, wrangler, arguer, debater polemic, casuist, rationalist, scientist, eristic, logical sequence, good case, correct just reasoning, sound reasoning, valid reasoning, cogent reasoning, logical reasoning, forcible reasoning, persuasive reasoning, persuasory reasoning, consectary reasoning, conclusive, subtle reasoning, force of argument, strong point, strong argument, persuasive argument, arguments, reasons, pros and cons, reasoning, rationalistic, argumentative, controversial, dialectic, polemical, discursory, discursive, disputatious, Aristotelian, eristic, eristical, debatable, controvertible, logical, relevant, for, because, hence, whence, seeing that, since, sith, then thence so, for that reason, for this reason, for which reason, for as, inasmuch as, whereas, ex concesso, considering, in consideration of, therefore, wherefore, consequently, ergo, thus, accordingly, a fortiori, in conclusion, in fine, finally, after all, au bout du compt, on the whole, taking one thing with another, ab actu ad posse valet consecutio, per troppo dibatter la verita si perde, troppo disputare la verita fa errare.


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