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intermarry

[in-ter-mar-ee] /ˌɪn tərˈmær i/
verb (used without object), intermarried, intermarrying.
1.
to become connected by marriage, as two families, tribes, castes, or religions.
2.
to marry within one's family.
3.
to marry outside one's religion, ethnic group, etc.
4.
to marry.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; inter- + marry1
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Examples from the web for intermarry
  • In the village the people developed clans, which were forbidden to intermarry.
  • He said, two years before he ran for president, that he did not believe that blacks should serve on juries or intermarry.
  • Now we're having immigrants from all over intermarry.
British Dictionary definitions for intermarry

intermarry

/ˌɪntəˈmærɪ/
verb (intransitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
1.
(of different groups, races, religions, creeds, etc) to become connected by marriage
2.
to marry within one's own family, clan, group, etc
Derived Forms
intermarriage, noun
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Word Origin and History for 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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