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betroth

be·troth

betroth

 
pronunciation:
b troth [or] b troth
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: betrothed, betrothing, betroths
definition: to pledge or give in marriage.
It was big news that the heiress had betrothed herself to the prince.Her family betrothed her when she was very young to the son of a wealthy merchant.
similar words:
affiance, engage, marry
Word Parts
The word betroth contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.