engage (someone) to (someone)

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engage (someone) to (someone)

To betroth oneself or someone to someone else; to enter two people into an engagement to be married. I refuse to let my family engage me to a man I've never met before.
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engage someone to someone

to betroth someone to someone. Her parents engaged her to the man she ended up marrying. She engaged herself to some guy she met at a singles bar.
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References in classic literature ?
But I will never engage myself to one who has no manly independence, and who goes on loitering away his time on the chance that others will provide for him.
"In half an hour I solemnly engage myself to produce Mercy Merrick in this room.
"This is the Government's decision and I will personally engage myself to annul it," said Saracini.