Definition of intermarry in English:

intermarry

Syllabification: in·ter·mar·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈmerē
 
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verb (intermarries, intermarrying, intermarried)

[no object]
1(Of people belonging to different races, castes, or religions) become connected by marriage: over the centuries the Greeks intermarried with the natives
More example sentences
  • His people intermarried with the Burmese and gradually adopted the Buddhist religion.
  • The Angles, Saxons, Danes, Frisians and other invaders intermarried with the existing Romano-British Celts, Romans, Jutes, Gauls, Greeks and Lombards.
  • Many of the Scots who were pioneering the west in the 1800s intermarried with the Lakota while working their way through the mid-west as fur trappers.
1.1(Of close relations) marry each other.
More example sentences
  • There may be regions where one predominates, but Iraqis intermarry and have relations across the country.
  • They have been intermarrying for generations, which usually involves stepbrothers and stepsisters marrying one another.
  • And all people groups can freely intermarry, resulting in a closer approximation to the genetic richness that would have characterized Noah's family.

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