marry to

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 ?
We marry to satisfy our needs, and the more reasonable our needs are, the more likely are we to get them satisfied.
Carlo is adamant that she doesn't want her right to marry to put anyone else at a disadvantage.
If I can, why should I marry to draw a load of cares on my back?
Others may be starry-eyed enough to wait for true love, but poor women should marry to get their share of some working stiff's paycheck, goddamnit, just as most women did in the era of the feminine mystique.
So, the real question is: How many such men would a woman have to marry to lift herself and her children out of poverty?
The bottom line, however, is this: the church asks people when they marry to commit to the permanence, fidelity, fruitfulness, and sharing of life that is Christian marriage.