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be·troth

 (bĭ-trōth′, -trôth′)
tr.v. be·trothed, be·troth·ing, be·troths
To promise to give in marriage: was betrothed to a member of the royal family.

[Middle English bitrouthen : bi-, be- + trouth, troth (from Old English trēowth; see deru- in Indo-European roots).]

betroth

(bɪˈtrəʊð)
vb
(tr) archaic to promise to marry or to give in marriage
[C14 betreuthen, from be- + treuthe troth, truth]

be•troth

(bɪˈtroʊð, -ˈtrɔθ)

v.t.
1. to arrange for the marriage of.
2. Archaic. to promise to marry.
[1275–1325; Middle English betrouthe=be- be- + trouthe troth]

betroth


Past participle: betrothed
Gerund: betrothing

Imperative
betroth
betroth
Present
I betroth
you betroth
he/she/it betroths
we betroth
you betroth
they betroth
Preterite
I betrothed
you betrothed
he/she/it betrothed
we betrothed
you betrothed
they betrothed
Present Continuous
I am betrothing
you are betrothing
he/she/it is betrothing
we are betrothing
you are betrothing
they are betrothing
Present Perfect
I have betrothed
you have betrothed
he/she/it has betrothed
we have betrothed
you have betrothed
they have betrothed
Past Continuous
I was betrothing
you were betrothing
he/she/it was betrothing
we were betrothing
you were betrothing
they were betrothing
Past Perfect
I had betrothed
you had betrothed
he/she/it had betrothed
we had betrothed
you had betrothed
they had betrothed
Future
I will betroth
you will betroth
he/she/it will betroth
we will betroth
you will betroth
they will betroth
Future Perfect
I will have betrothed
you will have betrothed
he/she/it will have betrothed
we will have betrothed
you will have betrothed
they will have betrothed
Future Continuous
I will be betrothing
you will be betrothing
he/she/it will be betrothing
we will be betrothing
you will be betrothing
they will be betrothing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been betrothing
you have been betrothing
he/she/it has been betrothing
we have been betrothing
you have been betrothing
they have been betrothing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been betrothing
you will have been betrothing
he/she/it will have been betrothing
we will have been betrothing
you will have been betrothing
they will have been betrothing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been betrothing
you had been betrothing
he/she/it had been betrothing
we had been betrothing
you had been betrothing
they had been betrothing
Conditional
I would betroth
you would betroth
he/she/it would betroth
we would betroth
you would betroth
they would betroth
Past Conditional
I would have betrothed
you would have betrothed
he/she/it would have betrothed
we would have betrothed
you would have betrothed
they would have betrothed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.betroth - give to in marriagebetroth - give to in marriage      
vow - make a vow; promise; "He vowed never to drink alcohol again"
Translations
يَخْطُبُ فتاة
zasnoubit
forlove
eljegyez
trúlofa
sužadėtisužadėtinissužadėtuvės
saderināt
zasnúbiť sa
nişanlanmak

betroth

[bɪˈtrəʊð] VT (liter) → prometer en matrimonio (to a) to be betrothed (= act) → desposarse; (= state) → estar desposado

betroth

vt (obs, liter)angeloben (obs, liter)(to sb jdm), versprechen (liter)(to sb jdm), verloben (to sb mit jdm)

betroth

(biˈtrəuð) , ((American) biˈtrəuθ) verb
to promise in marriage. She was betrothed to her husband at the age of twenty.
beˈtrothal noun
beˈtrothed noun
the person to whom one is betrothed. May I introduce you to my betrothed?
References in classic literature ?
Well, I at least resemble the disciples of Esculapius in one thing -- that of not being able to call a day my own, not even that of my betrothal."
The betrothal of Rosa grew out of the soothing of his year of mental distress by his fast friend and old college companion, Drood: who likewise had been left a widower in his youth.
No betrothal ceremony took place and Natasha's engagement to Bolkonski was not announced; Prince Andrew insisted on that.
To it she had come back joyfully after all her absences; at its window she had knelt through that night of bitter agony when she believed Gilbert dying, and by it she had sat in speechless happiness the night of her betrothal. Many vigils of joy and some of sorrow had been kept there; and today she must leave it forever.
Had not the betrothal of that memorable night been followed by the betrothal at the altar, by the vows before God!
Levin saw proofs of this in his dress, in the old-fashioned threadbare coat, obviously not his everyday attire, in his shrewd deep-set eyes, in his idiomatic, fluent Russian, in the imperious tone that had become habitual from long use, and in the resolute gestures of his large, red, sunburnt hands, with an old betrothal ring on the little finger.
Then the King took counsel with himself and sent an order to the Simpleton that he was to have a bath, in a bath-room at the royal palace, and after that the betrothal should take place.
But Tess's desire seemed to be for a perpetual betrothal in which everything should remain as it was then.
It was only that afternoon that May Welland had let him guess that she "cared" (New York's consecrated phrase of maiden avowal), and already his imagination, leaping ahead of the engagement ring, the betrothal kiss and the march from Lohengrin, pictured her at his side in some scene of old European witchery.
"My daughter weds whom I select, and even now I have practically closed negotiations for her betrothal to Prince Philip, nephew of King Louis of France.
Love was made on these occasions in the form of bracelets; and, on all occasions during the period of betrothal, took a manufacturing aspect.
I have to tell you, senor, that be has demanded me for a wife, and my father, led away by what he considers Don Fernando's superiority over you, has favoured his suit so cordially, that in two days hence the betrothal is to take place with such secrecy and so privately that the only witnesses are to be the Heavens above and a few of the household.