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Therefore vs. Thus

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  • Therefore (adverb)

    For that or this purpose, referring to something previously stated.

  • Therefore (adverb)

    Consequently, by or in consequence of that or this cause; referring to something previously stated.

    "Traditional values will always have a place, therefore they will never lose relevance."

  • Thus (adverb)

    In this way or manner.

    "If you throw the ball thus, as I’m showing you, you’ll have better luck hitting the target."

  • Thus (adverb)

    As a result.

    "I have all the tools I need; thus, I will be able to fix the car without having to call a mechanic."

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  • Therefore (conjunction)

    For that or this reason, referring to something previously stated; for that.

  • Therefore (conjunction)

    Consequently; by consequence.

  • Thus (noun)

    The commoner kind of frankincense, or that obtained from the Norway spruce, the long-leaved pine, and other conifers.

  • Thus (adverb)

    In this or that manner; on this wise.

  • Thus (adverb)

    To this degree or extent; so far; so; as, thus wise; thus peaceble; thus bold.

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  • Therefore (adverb)

    (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result;

    "therefore X must be true"

    "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"

    "we were young and thence optimistic"

    "it is late and thus we must go"

    "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"

  • Therefore (adverb)

    as a consequence;

    "he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held"

  • Thus (noun)

    an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

  • Thus (adverb)

    (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result;

    "therefore X must be true"

    "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"

    "we were young and thence optimistic"

    "it is late and thus we must go"

    "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"

  • Thus (adverb)

    in the way indicated;

    "hold the brush so"

    "set up the pieces thus"

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