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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The necessary means, especially financial means: didn't have the wherewithal to survive an economic downturn.
  • conj. Wherewith.
  • pro. Wherewith.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ability and means required to accomplish some task.
  • adv. In what way; how.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Wherewith.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as wherewith.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the necessary means (especially financial means)

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  • It gave patients the wherewithal to use medical services more as a varied menu.

    September 14, 2010