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betroth (verb) be engaged to marry (used always in the passive).

If a person is betrothed to another person, either has promised to marry the other. Julia is betrothed to Jim, if they are engaged to be married. They have agreed to marry each other. One is betrothed to the other. That is, one has agreed to marry the other.

  • Though they had been betrothed to each other for one month, they announced it to their friends just a week before their marriage, only to surprise everyone.
  • Though she has been betrothed to Jake for two months a date for their marriage is yet to be fixed.
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