to arrange for the marriage of; affiance (usually used in passive constructions): The couple was betrothed with the approval of both families.
Archaic. to promise to marry.
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How to use betroth in a sentence
Despite the fiancé leaving Spain to join his aging parents on their sizeable farm in Tucumán, Argentina, the young lovers remain betrothed.‘Doña Rosita’ marks reunion of three Spaniards at GALA | Patrick Folliard | September 25, 2021 | Washington Blade
Soulemain, one of the construction workers, is in an illicit relationship with Ada, who is betrothed to another, wealthier match.
The pair were Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, wealthy, avant-garde artists from France and romantically betrothed since their teenage years.A lesbian couple who scattered ‘butterflies’ to undermine the Nazis | Karen Tucker | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
But before permitting you to go I wish, not having been able to wed you myself, to betroth you to the one you have chosen.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
It has pleased me to betroth Brighteyes to Gudruda, and it pleased me not to betroth her to Ospakar, and that is enough for thee.Eric Brighteyes | H. Rider Haggard
She flew off to betroth herself; but Mr. Crane would have none of her, and she flew back again.Old Peter's Russian Tales | Arthur Ransome
This will anger him greatly, for he wishes to betroth me to the son of the king of the Green City, whom I like not at all.'The Lilac Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
betroth your young princess to Montagu's son, the representative of all the Neviles.The Last Of The Barons, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for betroth
(tr) archaic to promise to marry or to give in marriage
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