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1. To join someone to another person in marriage. A noun or pronoun is used between "wed" and "to"; often used in passive constructions. I've been wedded to my husband for nearly 30 years. My parents wanted to wed me to the son of a wealthy business man, but I refused. It would be my honor to wed you to Charles.
2. To instill a belief or adherence to a particular belief or idea in someone. Often used in passive constructions. You'll need to wed our investors to your plan if you want the funding to execute it. I wasn't wedded to the idea at first, but the more they explained it to me, the more convinced I became.
wed someone to someone
to marry someone to someone else. Her parents wedded her to a young prince when she was only twelve. They cannot wed her to anyone if she has already married someone of her own choosing.
wed someone to something
Fig. to join someone firmly to a concept. (Fig. on wed someone to someone.) Don't try to wed me to your way of doing things. I have my own way. Don't wed yourself to that idea.
wed(ded) to someone
married to someone. The couple will have been wed to each other for fifty years next June. Anne is wed to one of my cousins.
wedded to something
Fig. mentally attached to something; firmly committed to something. (Fig. on wed(ded) to someone.) The manager was wedded to the idea of getting new computers. The mayor was wedded to the new budget plan.
See also: wedded
1. To join someone to someone else in matrimony: The chaplain wedded the bride to the groom.
2. To cause someone to adhere devotedly or stubbornly to something. Used chiefly in the passive: The group was wedded to the idea of building a new school.