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 for Marrying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marry \Mar"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Married; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Marrying.] [OE. marien, F. marier, L. maritare, fr. maritus
     husband, fr. mas, maris, a male. See Male, and cf.
     Maritral.]
     1. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony
        of joining, as a man and a woman, for life; to constitute
        (a man and a woman) husband and wife according to the laws
        or customs of the place.
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              Tell him that he shall marry the couple himself.
                                                    --Gay.
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     2. To join according to law, (a man) to a woman as his wife,
        or (a woman) to a man as her husband. See the Note to def.
        4.
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              A woman who had been married to her twenty-fifth
              husband, and being now a widow, was prohibited to
              marry.                                --Evelyn.
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     3. To dispose of in wedlock; to give away as wife.
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              Maecenas took the liberty to tell him [Augustus]
              that he must either marry his daughter [Julia] to
              Agrippa, or take away his life.       --Bacon.
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     4. To take for husband or wife. See the Note below.
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     Note: We say, a man is married to or marries a woman; or, a
           woman is married to or marries a man. Both of these
           uses are equally well authorized; but given in marriage
           is said only of the woman.
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                 They got him [the Duke of Monmouth] . . . to
                 declare in writing, that the last king [Charles
                 II.] told him he was never married to his mother.
                                                    --Bp. Lloyd.
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     5. Figuratively, to unite in the closest and most endearing
        relation.
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              Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I
              am married unto you.                  --Jer. iii.
                                                    14.
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     To marry ropes. (Naut.)
        (a) To place two ropes along side of each other so that
            they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time.
        (b) To join two ropes end to end so that both will pass
            through a block. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
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