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marryverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmær·i/
to become the legally accepted husband or wife of someone in an official or religious ceremony: [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.
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marryverb

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

B1 [I or T] to become the legally accepted husband or wife of someone in an official or religious ceremony: 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 royal couple were married by the Archbishop of Canterbury .

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