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Meaning of “marry” in the English Dictionary

"marry" in British English

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marryverb

uk   /ˈmær.i/  us   /ˈmer-/
  • marry verb (TWO PEOPLE)

B1 [I or T] to ​become the ​legallyacceptedhusband or ​wife of someone in an ​official or ​religiousceremony: Men ​tend to marry ​later than women. Paul married Lucy four ​years ago. They don't have any ​plans to marry at ​present. [T] to ​perform the ​ceremony of ​marriage as a ​priest or ​official: The ​royalcouple were married by the Archbishop of Canterbury .

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(Definition of marry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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marryverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmær·i/
to ​become the ​legallyacceptedhusband or ​wife of someone in an ​official or ​religiousceremony: [T] He married Lori, his ​girlfriend from high ​school. To marry is also to ​perform the ​ceremony for two ​people that makes them ​legally married: [T] Judge Wilcox married us at City Hall.
(Definition of marry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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