wed

To wed is to get married to someone. Your dream might be to wed your dream spouse in Hawaii some day.

The verb wed is mainly used in a formal context — marry is more common. You can also use either word to mean "join in marriage" or "perform a marriage ceremony," like when the Archbishop of Canterbury weds members of British royalty. Wed shares a Germanic root with words in various languages meaning "pledge," but also "bet or wager."

Definitions of wed
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v take in marriage

Synonyms:
conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry
marry, splice, tie
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

“We were wed the following week”
Synonyms:
marry, splice, tie
conjoin, espouse, get hitched with, get married, hook up with, marry
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

adj having been taken in marriage

Synonyms:
wedded
married
joined in matrimony

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