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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?
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