Type: preposition

Definitions: (preposition) You use thereby to say why or how something happened.

Examples: (preposition) She quit smoking before the marathon, thereby helping her to achieve a good time. (preposition) Water reflects less light than ice, thereby allowing the oceans to absorb more heat from the sun.

Synonyms: prepositions: so, consequently, as a result.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 B