marry

To marry someone is to make an official, ceremonial commitment to be partners. You can marry someone in a church, barefoot on a beach, or in a courthouse.

Some people marry their long-time sweethearts, while others abruptly choose to marry after knowing each other briefly. The officiant who leads the wedding ceremony, whether they're a judge or an ordained minister who's also an Elvis impersonator, is the person who marries the happy couple. The Latin root is maritare, "to wed or marry," and also "to give in marriage."

Definitions of marry
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v take in marriage

Synonyms:
conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, wed
splice, tie, wed
perform a marriage ceremony
Types:
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inmarry
marry within one's own tribe or group
mismarry
marry an unsuitable partner
wive
marry a woman, take a wife
wive
take (someone) as a wife
intermarry
marry within the same ethnic, social, or family group
remarry
marry, not for the first time
Type of:
unify, unite
act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

v perform a marriage ceremony

“The minister married us on Saturday”
Synonyms:
splice, tie, wed
conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, wed
take in marriage
Types:
solemnise, solemnize
perform (the wedding ceremony) with proper ceremonies
Type of:
officiate
act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding

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