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1. wherefore

noun. the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores'.

Synonyms

  • why
  • ground

Antonyms

  • indication
  • contraindication
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • wherfor (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Sentences with wherefore


1. Verb, past tense
In "Romeo and Juliet," Juliet gives a soliloquy --- "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"

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