mar·ry 1 (mărē)
v. mar·ried, mar·ry·ing, mar·ries
a. To join in marriage: They have been married for 25 years.
b. To take as a spouse: She married him two years ago.
c. To give in marriage: They married their daughter to a nobleman.
2. To perform a marriage ceremony for: The rabbi married the couple.
3. To obtain by marriage: marry money.
4. Nautical To join (two ropes) end to end, as by splicing or seizing.
5. To unite in a close, usually permanent way: "His material marries the domestic and the exotic" (Clifton Fadiman).
1. To enter into marriage; wed: They married in their twenties.
2. To combine or blend agreeably: Let the flavors marry overnight.
[Middle English marien, from Old French marier, from Latin marītāre, from marītus, married.]
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