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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Although key details of the incident remain unknown, reports in the media indicate that the suspected herdsman had reached out to the deceased woman, who had been betrothed to him, to spend the Eid-el-Fitr festive break (Monday June 3 and Tuesday June 4) at his place.
"Giselle" ballet is about a peasant girl named Giselle, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another.
It has become the epitome of ballet romanticism and tells the story of a peasant girl named Giselle, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another.
His son Waseem (Gohar Rasheed) is betrothed to the daughter Rashmi (Urwa Hocane ) of Baray khan sahib in the childhood.
Princess Elizabeth is mourning her lover, and none too impressed that she's betrothed to the new Tudor King Henry VII - who she's never met, and is by all accounts a nasty piece of work.
But what if a girl, while she is betrothed to one man, has sexual relations with another?
When His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.
Set in 79 A.D., this action thriller tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harrington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator.
Katherine's bleak life is transformed when she is betrothed to English King Henry V.?
Protagonist Zeraphina is different with her black hair and pale eyes and seeks her origins from the northern nation where her sister is betrothed to a prince.
He then helps lowly Horatio (Jason Segel) to woo Mary, who is betrothed to dull, blustering General Edward (Chris O''Dowd).
Durward travels to France to meet Isabelle (Kay Kendall), who is betrothed to his elderly uncle, but is enthralled by her stunning beauty and resolves to win her hand.
Forced to choose between a husband or life in the cloister, Juliana hopes to wed an honorable and kindly man; instead she is betrothed to a landless mercenary with darkness on his soul.
The lawyer, who did not want his name published, said his clients (also unnamed) have received 280 such messages from a man who was betrothed to a woman in the family but pulled out at a later stage.
The outcry over young girls being betrothed to men much older than them to alleviate the financial problems of their parents seems focused on the health of the girls and their life experience.