What is another word for wherefore?

Pronunciation: [wˈe͡əfɔː] (IPA)

The word "wherefore" has various synonyms in English language that serve similar meanings. One of such synonyms is "therefore", which means as a result of something. Another synonym for "wherefore" is "hence", denoting a consequence or action that takes place as a result of something else. Additionally, the term "thus" could also be used as its synonym, signaling a conclusion that follows a premise or argument. Other synonyms for "wherefore" includes "consequently", "accordingly", "so", "subsequently" and "then". All these synonyms serve as alternative words to the original term, and can be used to convey the same meaning in written and spoken English.

What are the hypernyms for Wherefore?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
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    pronoun, word, interrogative pronoun.

What are the hyponyms for Wherefore?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Wherefore

I know not why, nor care wherefore.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
Yes, indeed, if into my house she comes, out of it she goes not, until I have the why, and the wherefore.
"The Maid of Maiden Lane"
Amelia E. Barr
The time is short; wherefore spend it in the compass and surroundings of self?
"Letters of Madam Guyon"
P. L. Upham

Famous quotes with Wherefore

  • Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
    Henri Frederic Amiel
  • If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.
    Michel de Montaigne
  • Christ made the bread the sacrament of his body only: wherefore as the bread is no similitude of his blood, so am I not bound or ought to affirm, that his blood is there present.
    William Tyndale
  • Neither was there any heresy, or diversity of opinion, or disputing about the matter, till the pope had gathered a council to confirm this transubstantiation: wherefore it is most likely that this opinion came up by them of latter days.
    William Tyndale
  • We need God, not in order to understand the why, but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore, to give a meaning to the universe.
    Miguel de Unamuno

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