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affiance

af·fi·ance

affiance

 
pronunciation:
faI ns
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: affianced, affiances, affiancing
definition: to promise or pledge (oneself) to marry; betroth.
He could not understand how she could affiance herself to such a brutish man.
synonyms:
betroth, engage
similar words:
pledge, plight, promise
Word Parts
The word affiance contains the following part:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.