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[wed]
verb (used with object), wedded or wed, wedding.
1.
to marry (another person) in a formal ceremony.
2.
to unite (a couple) in marriage or wedlock; marry.
3.
to bind by close or lasting ties; attach firmly: She wedded herself to the cause of the poor.
4.
to blend together or unite inseparably: a novel that weds style and content perfectly.
verb (used without object), wedded or wed, wedding.
5.
to contract marriage; marry.
6.
to become united or to blend: a building that will wed with the landscape.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English wedde, Old English weddian to pledge; cognate with German wetten to bet, Old Norse vethja to pledge

interwed, verb (used without object), interwed or interwedded, interwedding.
rewed, verb, rewedded, rewedding.
unwed, adjective


4. combine, fuse, merge.
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wed (wɛd)
 
vb , weds, wedding, wedded, wed
1.  to take (a person of the opposite sex) as a husband or wife; marry
2.  (tr) to join (two people) in matrimony
3.  (tr) to unite closely
 
[Old English weddian; related to Old Frisian weddia, Old Norse vethja, Gothic wadi pledge]

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wed
O.E. weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from P.Gmc. *wadjojanan (cf. O.N. veðja "to bet, wager," O.Fris. weddia "to promise," Goth. ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE base *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. L. vas, gen. vadis "bail, security," Lith. vaduoti "to redeem a
pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Gmc. languages (cf. Ger. Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to Eng.
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