Be engaged to marry.‘Ann Elliott was affianced to Col. Lewis Morris’
busy, unavailable, occupiedView synonyms
- ‘Ferdinand wished to wed Anna, who was affianced to Edmond.’
- ‘The Council ordered me to be affianced to you.’
- ‘Yet, it astounded those women that her father had wealth, power, and she had beauty, and she wasn't even affianced.’
- ‘But she has affianced her daughter to a promising young man in a prosperous Korean family.’
- ‘She and Gabriel are affianced, she added as an after thought.’
Late 15th century: from Old French afiancer, from afier promise, entrust from medieval Latin affidare declare on oath from ad- toward + fides trust.