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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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betrothed to (someone)

Engaged to be married to someone. My sister is betrothed to Lord Alistair, and they will be married in the spring.
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