intermarry

[in-ter-mar-ee]
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verb (used without object), in·ter·mar·ried, in·ter·mar·ry·ing.

to become connected by marriage, as two families, tribes, castes, or religions.
to marry within one's family.
to marry outside one's religion, ethnic group, etc.
to marry.

Nearby words

  1. interloper,
  2. interlude,
  3. interlunar,
  4. interlunation,
  5. intermarriage,
  6. intermaxillary bone,
  7. intermaxillary suture,
  8. intermeddle,
  9. intermedia,
  10. intermediacy

Origin of intermarry

First recorded in 1565–75; inter- + marry1

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British Dictionary definitions for intermarry

intermarry

verb -ries, -rying or -ried (intr)

(of different groups, races, religions, creeds, etc) to become connected by marriage
to marry within one's own family, clan, group, etc
Derived Formsintermarriage, noun

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Word Origin and History for intermarry

intermarry

v.

1570s, "to marry one another," from inter- + marry. Meaning "to marry across families, castes, tribes, etc." is from 1610s. Related: Intermarried; intermarrying.

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