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UK [ˈmærɪ] / US [ˈmerɪ] verb
Word forms "marry":
present tense I/you/we/they marry he/she/it marries present participle marrying past tense married past participle married
Get it right: marry:
Don't use the preposition with after get married or be married. Use to:
Wrong: A girl shouldn't be forced to get married with a man she doesn't like.
Right: A girl shouldn't be forced to get married to a man she doesn't like.
Wrong: Getting married with somebody you have only just met can be dangerous.
Right: Getting married to somebody you have only just met can be dangerous. The verb to marry takes a direct object. It means the same as get married to, but is more formal: Charles Darwin married his cousin and such marriages were quite common at that time. Don't say marry with someone:
Wrong: Most people marry with a person they love.
Right: Most people marry a person they love.
1) [transitive] if someone marries someone else, they become the husband or wife of that person

The day I married Sarah was the happiest day of my life.

a) [intransitive] if someone marries, they become the husband or wife of someone

When two people marry, they enter into a contract with each other.

b) [transitive] to perform the ceremony in which two people become husband and wife

The priest will only marry you if you are members of the church.

c) [transitive] to persuade or force someone to become the husband or wife of someone else
marry someone to someone:

They were hoping to marry her to a doctor.

2) [transitive] formal to combine one thing with another
marry something with something:

They've devised a menu that marries traditional ingredients with modern tastes.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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