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v. -ried, -ry•ing. v.t.
If you are married to someone, they are your husband or wife.
When you marry someone, you become their husband or wife during a special ceremony.
Don't use 'to' after marry. Don't say 'I wanted to marry to him'.
Marry is not usually used without an object. Don't say, for example, that a person 'marries' or that two people 'marry'. Say that they get married.
Marry is sometimes used without an object, but this is a literary or old-fashioned use.
Past participle: married
|Verb||1.||marry - take in marriage |
inmarry - marry within one's own tribe or group; "The inhabitants of this isolated village tend to inmarry"
mismarry - marry an unsuitable partner
marry, splice, wed, tie - perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
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; "After her divorce, she remarried her high school sweetheart"
|2.||marry - perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"|
officiate - act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding; "Who officiated at your wedding?"
"There is not one in a hundred of either sex who is not taken in when they marry ... it is, of all transactions, the one in which people expect most from others, and are least honest themselves" [Jane Austen Mansfield Park]
"It is better to marry than to burn" Bible: I Corinthians
"Never marry for money, but marry where money is"
to be married to sb → estar casado con algn
we have been married for 14 years → llevamos 14 años (de) casados
to marry money → casarse con alguien de dinero
they were married by the village priest → los casó el cura del pueblo
he has three daughters to marry (off) → tiene tres hijas por casar
to marry again → volver a casarse, casarse en segundas nupcias
to marry beneath one → casarse con alguien de rango inferior
to marry into a rich family → emparentar con una familia rica
to marry into the peerage → casarse con alguien de la nobleza