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engaged to be married:
She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.
the person to whom one is engaged:
He introduced us to his betrothed.
to arrange for the marriage of; affiance (usually used in passive constructions):
The couple was betrothed with the approval of both families.
Archaic. to promise to marry.
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Historical Examples

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engaged to be married: he was betrothed to her
the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée
(transitive) (archaic) to promise to marry or to give in marriage


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