betroth (someone or oneself) to (someone)

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betroth (someone or oneself) to (someone)

1. To arrange a marriage between two people. Is it true that Lady Edith's family really betrothed her to that horrid man?
2. To agree or vow to marry someone. A: "Why would Alice betroth herself to someone so disreputable?" B: Well, he does have money."
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betroth someone to someone

to promise someone in marriage to someone else. The king betrothed his daughter to a prince from the neighboring kingdom. She betrothed herself to one of the peasant boys from the village.
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No one would argue that to betroth oneself to someone or to some way of thinking, to formally attest allegiance to something, has stopped being a primary human experience and activity.
As a corollary to this reception, one would also want to receive, along with a sense for betrayal/betrothal, the ability to actually make allegiances, to betroth oneself to an alien mode and language, and to betray the present as well.