Complete Definition of "betroth"

English
Middle English bitreuthien, from treuthe, "truth".

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉÊð|-ÉÊð, Rhymes:English:-ÉÊθ|-ÉÊθ

Verb
en-verb

  1. To promise to give in marriage.

#:He betrothed his daughter to a distant relative.

Quotations
1885 â w:Gilbert and Sullivan|Gilbert & Sullivan, s:The_Mikado|The Mikado
:We loved each other at once, but she was betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor.

Translations

Finnish: naittaa
German: verloben (1)
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Thai: THchar|à¸à¸¹à¹à¸«à¸¡à¸±à¹à¸à¹
Slovenian: zaroÄiti se
Swedish: förlova

Related terms
affiance
fiancé
fiancée
plight
troth
marriage

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