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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).]
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betroth

(bɪˈtrəʊð)
vb
(tr) archaic to promise to marry or to give in marriage
[C14 betreuthen, from be- + treuthe troth, truth]
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.betroth - give to in marriagebetroth - give to in marriage      
vow - make a vow; promise; "He vowed never to drink alcohol again"
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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
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betroth

vt (obs, liter)angeloben (obs, liter)(to sb jdm), versprechen (liter)(to sb jdm), verloben (to sb mit jdm)
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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?
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References in classic literature ?
He said to himself, 'I will give her to the first suitable man who comes and asks for her hand.' Not long after a suitor appeared, and as he appeared to be very rich and the miller could see nothing in him with which to find fault, he betrothed his daughter to him.
But I couldn't have told you so for certain for I had not even seen my betrothed; I only meant to.
It was annoying that the box which was thus attracting the undivided attention of masculine New York should be that in which his betrothed was seated between her mother and aunt; and for a moment he could not identify the lady in the Empire dress, nor imagine why her presence created such excitement among the initiated.
When the prince and the princess had gone, Levin went up to his betrothed and took her hand.
"Why, you have both of them already, my dear betrothed!...
With respect to any connection between a man and a woman, or a woman and a man, when either of the parties are betrothed, let it be held in utter detestation [1336a] on any pretext whatsoever; but should any one be guilty of such a thing after the marriage is consummated, let his infamy be as great as his guilt deserves.
`I once possessed four dear and faithful friends, besides the maiden to whom I was betrothed' he said; `and I feel convinced they have all unfeignedly grieved over my loss.