transitive verbweds, wedding, wedded, wed[with object]
1literary, archaic Get married to.
marry, be married, get married, be wed, become husband and wife, become man and wife, pledge one's troth, plight one's trothbe married to, get married to, marry, be wed to, take as one's husband, take as one's wife, lead to the altarView synonyms
- ‘he was to wed the king's daughter’
- 1.1no object Get married.‘they wed a week after meeting’
married, wed, wedded, joined in marriage, joined in matrimony, united in wedlockView synonyms
- ‘they were wed in London’
- 1.2Give or join in marriage.
- ‘will you wed your daughter to him?’
2Combine (two factors or qualities, especially desirable ones)
unite, unify, join, link, connect, combine, amalgamate, fuse, integrate, weld, bond, stick together, bring together, knit together, glue, cement, coalesce, mergeView synonyms
- ‘in this album he weds an excellent programme with a distinctive vocal style’
- 2.1be wedded toBe obstinately attached or devoted to (an activity, belief, or system)‘the government was wedded to budgetary orthodoxy’
dedicated to, devoted to, attached to, fixated on, obsessive about, fanatical about, single-minded about, addicted to, hell-bent onView synonyms
- ‘foreign policy has remained wedded to outdated assumptions’
Old English weddian, from the Germanic base of Scots wed ‘a pledge’; related to Latin vas ‘surety’, also to gage.
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