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for

[ fawr; unstressed fer ]SEE DEFINITION OF for
  • conj.in consequence of the fact that
  • prep.in consideration of

Synonyms for for

  • as
  • as long as
  • because
  • being
  • considering
  • inasmuch as
  • now
  • since
  • whereas
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WORD ORIGIN

Old English for "for, before, on account of," from Proto-Germanic *fura (cf. Old Saxon furi "before," Old Frisian for, Middle Dutch vore, Dutch voor "for, before;" German für "for;" Danish for "for," før "before;" Gothic faur "for," faura "before"); see fore (adv.).

Use of for and fore gradually was differentiated in Middle English. Its use alone as a conjunction (not found before 12c.) probably is a shortening of common Old English phrases such as for þon þy "therefore," literally "for the (reason) that."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FOR

as

conjunctionbecause
  • as long as
  • being
  • cause
  • considering
  • for
  • for the reason that
  • inasmuch as
  • now
  • seeing that
  • since
  • whereas

favor

verbprefer, like
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