intermarry with

intermarry with (someone)

1. To wed someone who is part of a different group (i.e. race, religion, clan, etc.). I was raised Catholic, but I'm going to intermarry with a Jew because she happens to be the love of my life.
2. To wed someone who is part of one's same group (i.e. race, religion, clan, etc.). As a devout Catholic, it was important for me to intermarry with a Catholic.
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intermarry with someone

[for members of a group] to marry into another group, race, or clan. Our people don't intermarry with people of that clan. They do not intermarry with other groups on purpose.
See also: intermarry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In population it is a happy compromise, for Portuguese fathers wed Indian mothers, and their children intermarry with the Spanish.
He encouraged Europeans and Americans to settle in his islands and intermarry with his subjects.
As the verse says, "You shall not intermarry with the Gentiles.
You might even argue that some people intermarry with Jews as a form of upward mobility.
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In a debate in 1858 ,Lincoln said: "I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favour of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races; that I am not, nor ever have been, in favour of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say, in addition to this, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.
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'Over 15 generations the family would continue to intermarry with Welsh families.'
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nor of making voters or jurors of them or qualifying them to hold office, nor to have them intermarry with White people ...
'The Herberts were the most ambitious crowd of Morgans, who wanted to intermarry with everyone.'
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In fact, they do like them, enough to want to intermarry with them, and for this practical reason they set up social barriers.