[ thair-uh-pon, -pawn, thair-uh-pon, -pawn ]
See synonyms for thereupon on
  1. immediately following that.

  2. in consequence of that.

  1. upon that or it.

  2. with reference to that.

Origin of thereupon

First recorded in 1125–75, thereupon is from Middle English ther uppon. See there, upon

Words Nearby thereupon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use thereupon in a sentence

  • The three banks thereupon opened their doors and satisfied the note-holders, ordinary business being, meanwhile, suspended.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • thereupon the unhappy woman acted; the long suppressed outburst came at last.

    Dope | Sax Rohmer

British Dictionary definitions for thereupon


/ (ˌðɛərəˈpɒn) /

  1. immediately after that; at that point: thereupon, the whole class applauded

  2. formal upon that thing, point, subject, etc

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