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marry to

1. To join someone to another person in marriage. A noun or pronoun is used between "marry" and "to"; often used in passive constructions. I've been married to my husband for nearly 30 years. My parents wanted to marry me to the son of a wealthy business man, but I refused. It would be my honor to marry you to Charles.
2. To instill a belief or adherence to a particular belief or idea in someone. A noun or pronoun is used between "marry" and "to"; often used in passive constructions. You'll need to marry our investors to your plan if you want the funding to execute it. I wasn't married to the idea at first, but the more they explained it to me, the more convinced I became.
See also: marry
References in classic literature ?
I can't see myself going away with a man that I wasn't married to. You oughtn't to suggest such a thing."
'His kindest love,' resumed Nicholas; 'and to say that he had no time to write, but that he was married to Miss Petowker.'
"She's married to whom?" cries the spinster in a nervous fury.
"O Ma'am--prepare her, Miss Briggs--she's married to Rawdon Crawley."
When Sir Pitt Crawley heard that Rebecca was married to his son, he broke out into a fury of language, which it would do no good to repeat in this place, as indeed it sent poor Briggs shuddering out of the room; and with her we will shut the door upon the figure of the frenzied old man, wild with hatred and insane with baffled desire.
Was it one of those nightmare things in which you find yourself engaged or married to some one you hate or don't know, without the slightest idea how it ever came about?
But I can assure you, Anne, that it's a happy life, when you're married to the right man."
In London I could obtain the legal opinion which would tell me whether I were lawfully married to Eustace or not.
"I was not married to someone from within the film industry.
I'm engaged to get married to my long-term partner, but I'm having an affair with my ex-boyfriend.
"MAFS" fans will remember that David was married to Ashley Doherty, who never really warmed up to him.
The longest period he spent married to any one wife was eight years, while the shortest was two years.
NE1 1ED MY great-great-grandfather was Archibold Black (1800- 1856) who was married to Flora McLean (1800-1842).
The government also forbids Omani men from marrying a foreign woman if he is still married to a local woman, unless his wife cannot fulfil her marriage obligations, the source said.
She is good in everything and I respect her, and I will keep my respect for her after getting married to another." But Murshid reveals the reason behind his desire to marry a second wife is because of problems with sex.