married - marry

married - marry
'married to'
If you are married to someone, they are your husband or wife.

Her daughter was married to a Frenchman.

When you marry someone, you become their husband or wife during a special ceremony.

I wanted to marry him.

Note that you do not say that someone `marries to' someone else.
'get married'
You do not usually use marry without an object. You do not say, for example, that a person `marries' or that two people `marry'. You say that they get married.

I'm getting married next month.

When they got married, he wanted a big ceremony.

In stories, marry is sometimes used without an object. This is an old-fashioned use.

Your sister and I have every right to marry if we wish to.


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  • married */*/*/ — UK [ˈmærɪd] / US [ˈmerɪd] adjective 1) a married person has a husband or wife a married woman/man married to: He s married to my older sister. get married: We re getting married next year. 2) involving marriage or people who are married married… …   English dictionary

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