Etymology
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wherefore (adv.)

"for what cause or reason," c. 1200, hwarfore, from where (in the sense of "in which position or circumstances") + for (prep.). Similar formation in Dutch waarvoor, Old Norse hvar fyrir, Swedish varfor.

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Definitions of wherefore

wherefore (n.)
the cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase `the whys and wherefores';
Synonyms: why
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