that with which to do something; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money: the wherewithal to pay my rent.
by means of which; out of which.
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How to use wherewithal in a sentence
For now, both billionaires have notched big wins—earning their astronaut wings for themselves, and in the process legitimizing their companies’ claims that they have the wherewithal to open a new market for space tourism.Jeff Bezos Blasts Himself Off-Planet, Helping to Usher In a New Era of Space Tourism | Jeffrey Kluger | July 20, 2021 | Time
While the pandemic particularly hit SMBs, who often lacked the financial wherewithal of larger companies to survive the crisis, Gusto actually expanded its business as new companies sprouted up.Gusto makes first acquisition, buying Ardius to expand into R&D tax credits | Danny Crichton | June 17, 2021 | TechCrunch
You might want to simulate varying power and speed, for example, if you have the wherewithal to deliver more elaborate experiences at certain simulated thresholds implementing a progressive enhancement strategy.Google changes Core Web Vitals metrics; How to use lab and field data for optimization | Detlef Johnson | June 8, 2021 | Search Engine Land
If you feel that you do not know the bride well enough or have the personal wherewithal for a time-consuming computer event, then decline — no excuse or present necessary.Miss Manners: Grandson graduates but gets no gifts | Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
So you have to reach over and take your temperature and then have the wherewithal to record it as well.Bachelor Stars Are Promoting a Birth Control App on Instagram That Experts Say Uses One of the Least Effective Contraceptive Methods | Megan McCluskey | February 4, 2021 | Time
Somebody maybe doesn't have the wherewithal to get out, the means to get out—I had that.Harsh Truths About Domestic Violence: Why Voicing Terrible Experiences Can Help Others | Lizzie Crocker | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I lack the wherewithal to start my own competing certifying board, to say nothing of the chutzpah.
Those who have the wherewithal to shop online with greater ease and frequency have a greater ability to avoid sales taxes.
The British middle class no longer had servants--but they also lacked the wherewithal to obtain fancy new appliances.
“Even if you had the wherewithal to embarrass a reporter, there was no mechanism to do it,” Mr. Cramer said.
But a lawyer who needed the wherewithal finally condescended to risk the task, and into it he plunged.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Secondly, we had already been for some time at work to fix up the wherewithal to meet our chronic nightmare, the water trouble.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
And how do you know that I have got wherewithal to pay the reckoning?Lavengro | George Borrow
If they have wherewithal to persuade the Jury to bring it in Manslaughter, what are they the worse for it?The Beggar's Opera | John Gay
He immediately clamored for the wherewithal to fill an aching void that was making itself painfully felt in his midsection.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for wherewithal
the wherewithal necessary funds, resources, or equipment (for something or to do something): these people lack the wherewithal for a decent existence
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